MYTHBUSTERS: The Writing Center Edition
(aka What to Expect from a Tutoring Session)
Myth #1: Writing Center tutors are really just glorified proofreaders.
|BUSTED. Tutors won't proofread your papers. Their job is to help you identify and correct your own mistakes. They'll also help you learn the rules so you can proofread your own work.|
Myth #2: I can dump my paper on the tutors and take a nap while they fix everything for me.
|BUSTED. The whole point of peer tutoring is that it's an interactive process. The tutors teach through conversation, so come ready to take an active role in improving your writing.|
|Myth #3: Every time I visit a tutor, I'll leave with a perfect paper with perfect grammar and perfect citations.||BUSTED. The tutors' goal is to help you improve your writing process and technique, not just to edit a final product. Sure, you'll bring in a paper to work on, but in just half an hour you may only get through half of it. But at the end of that half hour, you'll know how to correct the rest on your own.|
So here's the real scoop on Writing Center Tutors [CONFIRMED]:
What the tutors can do for you:
How to prepare for your tutoring session:
Tutors are available in the Café area of the Library, Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Tutoring sessions last 30 minutes.