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Writing tutors can help you at any stage of your writing process. In-person tutorials, Zoom sessions, Written Feedback sessions, and drop-in tutoring at Write @ the Desk provide constructive and collaborative feedback to help you make progress on your assignments and become more confident writers.

Zoom Sessions

How does it work?

Zoom sessions are conversational. Students can use screen-sharing to share their documents and make changes in real-time. Tutors provide guidance, questions, suggestions and resources to help writers overcome challenges in their writing.

How do I get a Zoom tutorial?

Login to WCOnline and book a tutorial on Schedule 01 Writing. Select “Zoom Session” in the tutorial type box. Optionally, attach your assignment and assignment instructions before saving.

What technology do I need to use a Zoom tutorial?

Zoom sessions require a device with a stable internet connection, a working microphone, and optionally, a working camera.

What should I bring to my tutorial?

Have your assignment, assignment instructions, and any readings or resources you’re using to write open when you begin your session on Zoom.

Written Feedback

What is it?

Written Feedback tutorials are appointment-based but allow tutors to provide comments on a draft without the writer being present for the tutorial.

How does it work?

Students “drop off” their paper by attaching it to their appointment. Tutors tutors provide summary and marginal comments, and return their feedback via email.

How do I get a written feedback tutorial?

Login to WCOnline and select Schedule 01 Writing. Select an available slot to book an appointment. Select “Written Feedback” in the tutorial type box. Attach a Word document of your draft and assignment instructions before saving.

When will I get my feedback?

Feedback is returned within about an hour of the tutorial start time.

How will I get my feedback?

A version of your Word document with your feedback will be emailed automatically to your Metro email address. The same document is also attached to your tutorial and can be retrieved by selecting the appointment, then selecting the file labeled “Feedback for [Student]”.

Write @ the Desk

What is it?

Write @ the Desk is a drop-in writing and research support service on Zoom for short questions and structured independent work.

When is Write @ the Desk available?

  • Online
    • Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.
    • Friday, 2–5 p.m.
  • In-person
    • Monday–Thursday, 2–5 p.m.

How does it work?

Students can join Write @ the Desk anytime the service is available, no appointment needed. Tutors and librarians can help tutors for brief one-on-one sessions with any kind of writing or research issue.

What technology do I need to use a Zoom tutorial?

Zoom sessions require a device with a stable internet connection, a working microphone, and optionally, a working camera.