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Writing Center and COVID-19

Writing Center and COVID-19

As classes resume, we at the Writing Center would like to remind you that we will be offering writing tutoring again this semester. However, since writing tutoring happens in close proximity for an extended period of time, we will be tutoring online again this semester. We will continue to use ConnectState for scheduling appointments, and we will use Zoom (live audio and video streaming) to conduct the tutoring sessions. If you have technology or connectivity concerns, please note this in your comments to the tutor when you are creating your appointment. The tutor can then make any necessary adjustments to the delivery of the session.

To schedule an appointment, click here

Soon after you schedule your appointment, your tutor will email you to invite you to a Zoom meeting and to request the essay draft and the assignment prompt (or any other materials necessary to the assignment). Tutors will not read the draft before your Zoom session so that you might work on the draft more collaboratively.

We will continue to cap sessions at one hour. In the case of email conferences, if Zoom is not an option, you can certainly follow up with your tutor, but we ask that you limit this to one follow-up email. You are, of course, welcome to schedule an additional appointment if needed.

We are happy to help you with your writing during this unique situation, and we will be as flexible as possible to find ways to work around any technology obstacles that may arise. If you have questions about our online services, don’t hesitate to contact the Writing Center Coordinator, Nathan Serfling (