Initial Fall 2020 Online Hours
10AM-11AM and 4PM-7PM
UConn Waterbury’s Writing Center will offer two forms of tutoring for the fall 2020 semester: synchronous (live, virtual face-to-face) tutoring and asynchronous tutoring. Both will be online. There are no on-campus tutoring hours for the fall 2020 semester.
- Synchronous tutoring, in which a tutor and client are present simultaneously in an online workspace, is scheduled and delivered through WCONLINE. Appointments must be made for synchronous tutoring.
- Asynchronous tutoring, in which the tutor responds to a client’s work via email, is done through the Writing Center’s Gmail account. You do not need to make an appointment for asynchronous tutoring. You simply follow the instructions for submitting your work, and it is reviewed by a tutor and returned to you within 2 business days.
Virtual Writing Center Open House, Sept. 8 2020
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The Writing Center can assist you with:
- Understand writing assignments
- Pre-writing and revision strategies
- Organizing ideas
- Fine-tuning thesis statements
- Developing more effective sentences
- Organizing paragraphs
- Proper citation
The Writing Center provides assistance to students working on:
- Rough drafts
- Lab reports
- Term papers
- Any sort of academic writing or creative writing
- Multimodal projects
- Resumes and cover letters
- Personal statements
Tutoring takes place in approximately one-hour sessions (they may be shorter or longer) that combine discussion of the writer’s goals and some writing that contributes to the completion of the assignment. Online tutoring may take a slightly different format.
The Writing Center Staff
We currently have a staff of four peer tutors. All tutors have been trained by writing center professionals and are prepared to tutor all kinds of writing assignments from every discipline. While most of our peer tutors are majoring in English, others come from a variety of disciplines as diverse as Nutrition and Psychology.
How to Cite
Here are two excellent sources on how to cite:
- Purdue University has put together an easy-to-use website with their MLA Formatting and Style Guide.
- The Duke University library system has put together a website on Documentation Guidelines for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Interested in Becoming a Tutor?
The Waterbury Campus Writing Center is looking for students who are interested in tutoring writing. All students are welcome to apply regardless of their semester status or major, but we particularly encourage sophomores with good writing and interpersonal skills. The ideal applicant is someone who:
- is a sophomore in good academic standing.
- has excellent interpersonal skills.
- has taken First-Year Writing (English 1010 or 1011) at UConn and has received at least a B in that class.
- can produce a writing sample (of at least five pages) that demonstrates the use of several texts.
- is willing and able to commit approximately four hours a week to tutoring once he or she has been trained.
We pay $12.00 per hour to students who have been trained and are fully committed to working in the Writing Center.