Writing Consultations

Monday: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Schedule is subject to change without notice.
210-283-6326 | wlc@uiwtx.edu

The WLC will support you at any stage of the writing process. You may drop in during our tutoring hours, and you will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you prefer to know that a tutor will be ready for you at a designated time, or if you have specialized questions (about a particular format or about writing for a specific discipline, for example), we recommend that you set an appointment. Please call or e-mail us, and we will be happy to help you determine the best option for you.

The purpose of writing consultations is to help you become a better writer. Because writing is such an essential skill for you to develop, tutors will not copyedit or “fix” your papers for you. They will help you identify error patterns and guide you in thinking more deeply and critically about your subject matter.

Writing consultations typically last for thirty minutes to one hour. Educational research shows that more extended sessions are not optimal for learning. Our foremost goal is to help you improve your skills, so we will work with you for up to an hour at a time. If you find that you need further assistance, we will gladly help you set additional appointments.

If you need to cancel an appointment, we ask that you give us at least 2 hours’ notice so that we may accommodate waiting students. Also, please inform us if you’re running late. If we haven’t heard from you within 15 minutes of your session start time, we may open the session to other students. Sessions canceled or rescheduled without 2 hours’ notice will be counted as a no-show. After 5 no-shows (including sessions with Tutoring Services), you will not be able to make appointments for the remainder of the semester. You will be able to participate in drop-in tutoring as available.

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