E-Tutoring Instructions

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:

  1. Sign in to WCOnline and select “e-tutoring” out of the available schedules when signing in or from the drop-down menu at the top of the schedule page.

  2. Sign up and choose an appointment slot on the day you wish to receive feedback on your writing. You will need to book your appointment at least one day in advance.
  3. Complete the “e-tutoring” appointment form.
  4. You MUST upload your paper at the time of creating the appointment. You will not be able to sign up without uploading a document. The Writing Center requires Microsoft Word files for e-tutoring, so your consultant can make notes and add comments to your writing. You must also upload a file with your assignment or prompt if possible. To download Microsoft Word, please visit: Available Software, Information Technology Services. If you have questions about how to download a copy of a google doc please refer to this guide: Docs Editors Help.
  5. Tell us what areas you want to focus on, in particular, and any concerns you wish our consultants to address.

During the scheduled day of your appointment, your consultant will download and comment on your paper, uploading it and sending it back to you by midnight. 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.