We are happy to respond to your questions about your papers
via the Internet. Moreover, we can answer your general questions
about writing and/or provide links to other sites that may help
Please note that because of time constraints, tutors may not place
comments throughout texts; your submission, nevertheless, will be
read thoroughly and global (overall) comments will be made.
Your questions or paper will be read by a tutor, who will make
comments, raise questions, discuss strengths and weaknesses, and
may point out patterns of grammatical errors. Please be as specific
as you can be in your request for help. It is not appropriate
simply to ask a consultant to "check if this essay is good" or
"correct my grammar." The Writing Center is not an editing service;
we will not proofread and correct your papers. We may, however,
point out patterns of errors and provide you with instruction for
making your own corrections.
Important Note: Response time is generally within 48 hours, except
weekend submissions (after 12:00 p.m. on Friday). Consequently, it
is not appropriate to submit a paper for commentary if it is due
for evaluation within a two day time period.
The best way to send your paper to us is to send it in the body of
the e-mail and also as an attachment created in Microsoft Word.
Responses will be in the form of an e-mail reply; if the tutor has
made comments in the attached essay, these comments will be in
CAPITAL LETTERS, at the beginning and/or end of your paper, as well
as embedded within the text.
Please feel free to respond to our comments with questions for
clarification and with revisions for further comment. Our e-mail
interchanges are tutorials that may continue over a number of
exchanges if you desire. However, keep in mind that you may have
only one E-Tutoring appointment a week.