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The Writing Center is operating under modified conditions and is offering face-to-face (on-campus) and online (synchronous) tutorials and services for Fall 2021. All appointments are scheduled via MyWCOnline. To see our schedule availability and/or to book a reservation, please use the following link:

MyWCOnline Instructions

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Register a User Account

Need help scheduling an appointment? See our step-by-step guides below:

REGISTER A USER ACCOUNT (PDF)
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Book a Main Center Appointment

Book online and reserve your spot in advance.

SCHEDULE A TUTORIAL (PDF)
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Book a WSB Writing Lab Appointment

Taking a business course? Check out the WSB Writing Lab.

SCHEDULE A TUTORIAL (PDF)
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Cancel an Appointment

Change of plans? Cancel your appointment.

CANCEL YOUR TUTORIAL (PDF)
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Modify an Appointment

Change the date and time of your appointment without canceling your appointment.

MODIFY YOUR TUTORIAL (PDF)
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Client Report Form Request

Use the instructions below to access your Client Report forms.

ACCESS YOUR CLIENT REPORT FORM (PDF)

 

Writing Center Tutorial Overview

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Patrons meet one-on-one or as a group with a tutor on MyWCOnline or in the Writing Center.
  • On-campus walk-in tutorials are available on a limited basis.
  • Tutorials can be scheduled during any
    stage of the writing process and last for up to 60 minutes.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

  • Patrons may reserve sessions in 30-minute increments, with a maximum of 60 minutes per day and 180 minutes (3 hours) per week. These updates to our daily and weekly limitations are necessary so that we might best serve all students.
  • Appointments may be booked up to 3 weeks in advance in MyWCOnline.
  • If the schedule is full, check out our MyWCOnline Waiting List. The system will notify you when the sessions you are interested in become available.
    • Please note that signing up on the waiting list does not guarantee you an appointment with a tutor.
  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 10 minutes in advance of the tutorial start time.
  • Appointments may be canceled or modified up to 30 minutes in advance without consequence. Any reservation canceled with less than 30 minutes prior notice will count as a no show appointment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

  • We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early for your appointment.
  • For online consultations, access the virtual meeting portal via the reservation in MyWCOnline and click "join session." MyWCOnline works best in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • Patrons may arrive up to 10 minutes late without losing their reservation. After 10 minutes we will cancel the appointment and give the remaining time to a waiting student. All tutorials must end on time and cannot be extended beyond their reservation at this time
  • Patrons may miss up to 3 scheduled sessions per semester without penalty. After the 4th no show, the patron's account will be automatically deactivated for the duration of the semester.

CENTER POLICIES AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to be a UVU student to use tutoring services?

No, the Writing Center, Academic Tutoring, and Math Lab programs provide free services to UVU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the community.

Do I have to be enrolled in an English class to use Writing Center services?

No, we help students working on writing in any subject and encourage students to produce high-quality work for anything they are writing.

Session Lengths

All appointments begin on the hour or half hour. Session lengths run in 30 and 60 minute increments, with a maximum of 60 minutes per day. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and take precedence over walk-in tutorials.

Attendance

Students must attend their own tutorial sessions. As our primary goal is to help you improve on your current assignment and become a better, more confident writer, we cannot tutor a friend or relative in your place. Additionally, the Writing Center does not accept dropped-off or emailed papers to correct or grade and then return to the student. Students must actively attend and participate in tutorials.

If I am late to my appointment, will I still receive the full appointment length I signed up for?

Since there is little flexibility to the appointment schedule, students will be docked the minutes they are late. Thus, a 30-minute tutorial might be shortened to 25 minutes. Please note that tutorials are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are more than 5 minutes late to your appointment, it will be given away to the next student in line.

Canceling or Modifying Appointments

Appointments may be canceled or modified up to 30-minutes in advance of the session start time without penalty. Cancelations with less than 30-minutes advance notice will count as "no show" appointments. For more information on how to cancel or modify your appointment, please visit our Canceling an Appointment page or call the front desk at 801-863-8936.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

All students are expected to conduct their behavior in accordance with the UVU Student Rights and Responsibilities.

As stated in the Policy, “Members of the student body should exercise their freedoms with personal responsibility." Students found in violation of the Rights and Responsibilities policy will be immediately reported to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and any other appropriate campus entity.

What can I expect in a tutorial?

First, we'll ask about your assignment and your concerns. Second, we'll read your paper aloud, focusing on global issues like ideas, content, organization, and concerns. Next, we'll focus on ideas like grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Do I have to be present for my tutorial, or can I just drop off my paper?

Students must come in for their own tutorials. We do not accept dropped off, emailed, or faxed papers. Friend or family substitutes will not be tutored in place of the student.

Do I have to participate in the tutorial?

Yes, students must be present for and actively engaged in the tutorial process. Tutorials may be suspended if participants are consistently using their cell phones or other electronic devices, or if they do not actively participate in the session. Please make all necessary calls and texts before or after your tutorial.

What is the difference between “correcting” a paper and tutoring?

To help students become the best writers possible, we will avoid merely finding and correcting errors, and instead, discuss and apply writing principles that you are struggling with. Writing requires time and effort, and though we can help, we cannot perfect any paper during a tutorial.

What do I need to bring to my tutorial?

  • A copy of your writing
  • Your questions or concerns
  • Assignment sheet from your teacher (if applicable)
  • Desire to become a better writer

What kind of assignments can I get help with?

You can bring in anything that you are writing: a class assignment, personal writing, a resume, a scholarship essay, etc.

Do I have to bring a completed draft?

Not necessarily. We help students at any stage of the writing process—brainstorming, prewriting, drafting, revising, etc.

Will the tutor assign my paper a grade?

No, tutors cannot take responsibility for, guess at, or give any grades. However, multiple visits to the Center will increase the skills and confidence students need to earn better grades.

Supplemental Forms

Writing Center tutors complete a Client Report Form notating the session agenda and suggestions for work outside of the Center for students. Forms are emailed to students following their tutorials. As such, tutors are not permitted to complete other course or assignment evaluation forms. However, tutors may address items from other forms in their Client Report Forms.

Delivering Assignments

The Writing Center does not accept or deliver dropped off assignments to or from students and/or faculty members. Please make arrangements to meet with your instructor during his or her office hours. Any dropped off materials should be delivered to or from the instructor’s home department. For example, students should drop off late or make-up ENGL 1010 course assignments to the Department of English and Literature main office in CB 407.

Phone Policy

To maintain the learning environment, we ask that all patrons silence cell phones and disruptive devices while in the Center. If you need to take a phone call, please step out of the Center into the main hallway. If we find that you are constantly texting or taking phone calls during tutorials, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment for a more convenient time.

Late Policy

If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, the remaining time may be given away to a walk-in student. We cannot hold your appointment, even if you call and notify us that you will arrive late.

Children in the Center

Per University policy, children are not allowed in the Center. However, we will gladly tutor you in the Family Study Room, located on the first floor of the Library. Check in at the Writing Center front desk and notify the Office Assistant that you would like to be tutored in the Family Study Room.

Grading Assignments

Writing Center tutors will not assign grade values to your writing assignment. Only your course instructor or teaching assistant may assign grades.

Proctoring Exams

The Writing Center does not proctor examinations or make-up work. All arrangements regarding class examinations or make-up work should be coordinated through Testing Services. Students in need of a note taker, reader, sign language interpreter, or typing service should contact the UVU Accessibility Services or the Assistive Technology Center. Per Accessibility Services policy, students are responsible for arranging their own sign language interpreters.

What other resources can I use?

UVU Library: reserve study rooms, access online research materials: journals, periodicals, books, etc.; media, paper journals, periodicals, books, computer labs, café, etc. Math Lab and Peer Tutoring: LA 201 (863-8310) Computer Labs: SC 116, SC 215, SB 101, FL First Floor Commons, Student Health Services: SC 221

How can I report an issue?

If you need to speak to someone regarding your tutorial experience, please contact Coordinator Dr. Lisa Bell, Faculty Director Dr. Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, or Director Leigh Ann Copas.