Writing Center Mission

We promote student academic success and life skills development by providing free drop-in and appointment tutoring during day, evening, and weekend hours, for students writing in courses across the curriculum.
 

ASCP Tutoring Centers Mission

The Tutoring Program supports student learning through quality tutoring provided by certified tutors who encourage and guide students in the development of their potential as independent learners. The Tutoring Program also fosters leadership skills in its peer tutors and connects students to the campus community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a place where students can drop in to consult with tutors on writing for any class or project.

Where is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is located in Elizabeth Hall, Room 210.

How much does it cost to use the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a service that is free to all WSU students--take advantage of it!

Who can use the Writing Center?

Any Weber State University student is welcome to use the Writing Center.

How can the Writing Center help me?

Students come to the Writing Center seeking consultation with grammar, organization, thesis statements, citations, and various other writing-related concerns. A Writing Center tutor will sit with you and address your concerns for any writing, from creative pieces to lab reports to graduate school essays.

Who are the tutors?

The Writing Center tutors are students from our very own university. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors, from technical writing to nursing.

 

Appointments & Sessions

Can just drop off my assignment and pick it up later?

No. Because our focus is to support students in improving their writing skills, our practice is to meet with students one-to-one, either face-to-face or online. The revising process is the best way to learn, and we encourage students to be fully engaged in it.

Do I need to make an appointment?
Drop In--No, we are a drop-in service, so please come on in and put your name on the list to be next in line. Early in the semester, wait times are typically non-existent or are short.

Appointment--We have our calendar set up for the semester's availablity so that students can plan ahead and make appointments in advance by coming to the Writing Center front desk or by calling us at 801-626-6463. Making appointments is especially recommended during certain times of the semester when more students will be seeking our services, such as during midterms and finals.

We will do everything we can to accommodate you, but please don't leave assignments for the last minute!

What if I am late to an appointment or need to cancel?

No worries. Your appointment spot will be given to a waiting student, and you can be next in the drop-in queue. You can also reset your appointment for another time. If you need to cancel, please call our center at 801-626-6463, or simply come in.

How long are sessions?

Each session is set for approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the availability of tutors and the number of students signed up for that day, sessions may go longer if needed. However, if you find that you need more time, we encourage you to return! Also, if you make an online appointment, you can elect to set your time for an hour if you prefer.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a printed copy of your writing, any materials or guidelines, and questions or concerns about your writing and/or the requirements.

What are sessions like?
You and the tutor sit together at one of our tables with a printed copy of your writing assignment. The tutor will ask if he or she may read your paper softly out loud in order for you both to read along together. We hope you will feel comfortable telling the tutor what you would like to work on with the writing, such as organization, development, thesis statement, structure, grammar, or citations. Be sure to ask questions as you go along!

 

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Other Information

What other resources are available at the Writing Center?

In the Writing Center, you can use the dictionaries, grammar resources, MLA, APA, and Turabian formatting guides, and computers.

How do I apply to work in the Writing Center?
To download instructions for how to apply to be a tutor or office assistant or to print off a hard copy of the application, please see the links below!