E-tutoring document-drop appointments offer a way for you to get feedback on your work asynchronously, i.e., without attending a face-to-face consultation. While face-to-face consultations, either in person or online, are the very best way to get help with your writing, the e-tutoring option is designed for more flexible and accessible support.
To make an e-tutoring appointment:
- Sign up and choose a one-hour appointment on WCOnline, as usual.
- On the appointment screen, choose the “e-tutoring” option.
- At any point before your appointment start time, upload your document as a Word or Google doc along with the prompt you are working from (note: any document uploaded 15 minutes or later after the appointment start time will not be looked at).
- Tell us what areas you want to focus on, in particular, and any concerns you wish our consultants to address.
During the scheduled time of your appointment, your consultant will download and comment on your paper, uploading it and sending it back to you when your appointment ends. You will receive an email notification that your work has been looked at and is ready for you to retrieve.
Remember, the kind of feedback you will receive via the e-tutoring document drop will be similar to the kind you get face-to-face: consultants will be concerned with big-picture issues such as structure, scope, organization and style, as well as more detailed concerns such as syntax and vocabulary. As ever, our goal is not to correct your mistakes, but rather to teach self-correcting strategies.