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479.575.6747
writcent@uark.edu

Monday – Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Make and cancel appointments, check your tutor’s location and upload papers for online tutoring and eTutoring on our scheduler.

Robert Haslam
Associate Director and Coordinator of Writing Support
Center for Learning and Student Success
Gregson Hall 059
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Face-to-Face Tutoring

Face-to-face appointments allow for 30 or 60 minutes of one-on-one time with a CLASS+ Writing Support tutor. You may come at any stage of the writing process. Your tutor will ask questions about your assignment, your writing process, and your challenges. Steps are as follows.

  1. Make a 30- or 60-minute appointment.
  2. Bring printed copies of your paper and assignment.
  3. Bring other documents: sources, notes, questions.

During a face-to-face session, you can work on any issue:

  • understanding the assignment
  • brainstorming and outlining
  • anticipating audience
  • thesis statement
  • evidence and support
  • organization
  • topic sentences
  • paragraph coherence and development
  • summary and paraphrase
  • integrating quotations
  • citing sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • grammar, punctuation, and mechanics

eTutoring

The eTutoring appointment is useful for feedback on organization, development, clarity, paragraph issues, and persuasion. Your Writing Support eTutor reads the uploaded paper, provides comments, and returns the paper by email. CLASS+ eTutors can cover approximately five pages in one hour.

You do not meet the eTutor online. Steps are as follows.

  1. Make a 60-minute eTutoring appointment.
  2. Upload your paper and assignment sheet (click the yellow folder icon at the top-left).
  3. At the appointment time, your tutor types feedback on your uploaded paper.
  4. Tutor returns paper to your university email account.

If you need help with grammar or citing sources, do not schedule eTutoring. Make a face-to-face or online tutoring appointment.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring appointments are live video chats. You make an appointment and open a web link. You can revise your paper in real time during the session.

Online live sessions are 60 scheduled minutes. Tutors spend 45 minutes tutoring and 15 minutes after with administrative tasks--returning revised papers and writing reports.

Online tutors can assist at any stage of the writing process. A few additional details follow.

  1. Make a 60-minute appointment.
  2. Upload your paper and assignment sheet (click the yellow folder icon at the top-left).
  3. At the appointment time, you click the web link on a PC with webcam and audio.
  4. You and the tutor discuss the paper while you make revisions.
  5. Tutor returns revised paper by email following session.

(FAQ and troubleshooting links are available on scheduler.)