Tutoring Services for Engineering Students
As part of your Engineering 1041 and 1051 courses, you will be required to meet with the Writing Center's specialized Engineering tutor for a 30-minute one-on-one tutoring session. These sessions allow you to sit down with a trained peer tutor and receive feedback on your writing in a private setting, with a goal of helping you improve your memo writing skills and of helping to ensure that you are fully addressing the requirements of your writing assignment. Your tutor's goal is not only to help you develop the current draft that you are working on, but also to help you understand the expectations for writing in engineering contexts so that you can keep improving your professional writing on your own in the future.
SCHEDULING YOUR ENGINEERING TUTORING SESSION
SESSION AVAILABILITY: FALL 2018
Engineering tutoring sessions are generally available on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., and on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. These tutoring sessions must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, meaning that walk-in sessions are not available. If you miss your scheduled meeting with the Writing Center's Engineering tutor, you are welcome to schedule a tutoring session with a general undergraduate tutor instead. Please keep in mind, however, that the general undergraduate tutors will not be familiar with your specific writing assignment, so it is essential that you provide the tutor with your assignment sheet and any other supporting materials that will enable him or her give you helpful feedback.
SCHEDULE WITH OUR ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM
You are able to schedule your Engineering tutoring sessions using our online system. The Writing Center staff will create an account for you in our online system to give you special permission to work with the Writing Center's Engineering tutor. Once your account is created, you will receive an email with your account information and a link to our online scheduling system. You can then log-in to the online scheduling system, update your account and password, and make your own Writing Center appointments any time by visiting: https://onu.mywconline.com/. For step-by-step instructions that walk you through the process of scheduling your own one-on-one tutoring session, please review the document "Schedule Your Engineering Tutoring Session" at the bottom of this page.
SCHEDULE BY PHONE
You can call (419) 772-2186 during the Writing Center's office hours to schedule an Engineering appointment by phone. If you do not already have a Writing Center account, an office assistant will set one up for you. The Writing Center office is open Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SCHEDULE IN PERSON
You are also welcome to stop by the Writing Center, located in Heterick 209, to schedule an appointment for an Engineering tutoring session in person. If you do not already have a Writing Center account, an office assistant will help you create one and walk you through the online scheduling process.
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
When you come for your one-on-one tutoring session, please bring a print copy of your assignment sheet and/or rubric and at least one print copy of your draft-in-progress. If you haven't started drafting your essay, bring any materials that you think will help the tutor (and you!) understand your writing task. We encourage you to spend some time thinking about the specific questions or concerns that you have about your writing so that you can discuss them with your tutor during your tutoring session. Make sure to schedule your appointment well in advance of the due date so that you have time to revise your writing in response to the feedback that you receive.
WHAT TO EXPECT
DURING YOUR TUTORING SESSION, A SPECIALIZED ENGINEERING TUTOR WILL:
- Ask questions to help YOU revise your draft.
- Show YOU how to use resources to develop your writing, including those that address citation, grammar, punctuation, and usage problems.
- Make suggestions that can help YOU improve your writing.
- NOT judge you or your writing. Your tutor will show you how to think critically about the choices you make in your writing, but the Writing Center is and always will be a judgment free zone!