A fresh pair of eyes is a powerful tool during the drafting process. The Writing Resource is here to support you at every stage of your writing process, from conceptualizing ideas to polishing and publishing your work. Our mission is to facilitate your individual growth as a writer and to foster a collaborative writing community. Our services are free to you throughout your experience as graduate students in the College of Education.

Our spring 2018 hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Here are the different kinds of services we offer:


Sign up for our enrollment program to meet weekly with a tutor for 9 weeks of the semester (January 22, 2018 to March 31, 2018). Space is limited. To secure your spot, email us at the Writing Resource with three possible days and times and we will do our best to accommodate you. Sign-up is a first-come, first-serve basis. You may sign up for up to one 50-minute or two 25-minute enrollment(s) per week. Enrollments are available during the following days:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For the time being, please note that if you have a 50-minute per week enrollment with us, you may sign up for another ONE 50-minute email tutoring with our email tutor.


Appointment slots are available one month in advance. This semester we will take appointments Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Use our online scheduling program to sign up for up to TWO 25-minute sessions or ONE 50-minute sessions per week.

For the time being, please note that if you have a 50-minute per week appointment with us, you may sign up for another ONE 50-minute email tutoring with our email tutor.

To schedule an appointment, visit our online schedule.


Walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We will prioritize writers who do not already have an appointment for the week or an enrollment with us.

NOTE: You may sign up for up to 100 minutes of one-on-one/face-to-face consultation per week. These 100 minutes may occur in any combination of our one-on-one/face-to-face services: enrollment + email/online tutoring or walk-in; OR appointment + email/online tutoring or walk-in.

Email Tutoring Service

Our email tutoring service serves graduate students who are unable to attend and/or schedule a face-to-face consultation with our tutors for up to 100 minutes per week (for those who do not have enrollment, appointment, or walk-in with us for the week). Although this service is most ideal for writers who have “further developed” drafts that could benefit from additional peer review, we welcome submissions at any and every stage. Submit a copy of your draft to our online scheduling program.

Please follow the following steps. Go to our online scheduling program and make an appointment. After you make the appointment, you will be prompted to upload your draft. Our email tutor will read your paper and provide you with a written response within 48 hours of your submission. You will receive an email notification once our tutor has responded to your paper. Please note that similar to our face-to-face consultations, our tutor’s feedback is intended to help facilitate revision. The amount of feedback you receive will vary depending on the readability and length of your submission. Our tutor will read and respond to as much of your draft as he or she can within the length of the appointment. Submissions may range between 5 to 10 pages. Anything over 10 pages will likely require additional, follow-up appointments in subsequent weeks.

NOTE: This is not a live-chat session. Our tutor will not be “present” to discuss your draft with you in real-time, i.e., at the time of submission. Instead, our tutor will peruse your draft, provide written feedback, and email her/his/their suggestions for revision back to you within 48 hours of your submission. If you do not have a one-on-one/face-to-face appointment or enrollment, or if you are not able to secure a walk-in with us during the week, you may sign up for up to TWO 50-minute email tutoring sessions per week—time and space permitting. In short, due to high demands for writing support, we ask that you limit your usage to TWO 50-minute sessions of any combination of services per week (or 100 minutes per week) so that we may support as many writers as we can per week.


College of Education
Writing Resource

N302E & N302F
(Graduate Commons)