How do I make an appointment?
If you are making a Face-to-Face Appointment or Real Time Online Response, visit www.lewisu.edu/appointment. After creating an account and signing-in, select a time that is convenient for you and fill out all required fields. If you are not on campus and want to take
advantage of the Writing Center’s Online Response by Email, you do not need an appointment.
Can I request a specific tutor?
Yes! You can read tutor biographies at www.lewisu.edu/appointment by clicking on the tutor’s name on the left hand side of the page, or by going to our Meet the Tutors page here on the OWL. Writing Center tutors come from a variety of class levels and majors.
What do I need to bring?
Don’t forget to bring your assignment sheet, instructor’s rubric and a rough draft or pre-writing piece to your appointment. If you scheduled a Real Time Online Response or have emailed your paper to the Writing Center, be sure to attach the assignment sheet, rubric, and rough draft to the appointment or email.
What can I expect during the session?
Writers should be prepared to read their draft aloud and work on issues in order of importance: writing processes, content, organization, language use, and format style. The tutor and writer will also focus on good conversation and work together to strengthen both the writer’s writing and writing project. The tutor will ask the writer questions about their work and discuss in detail options and strategies available to make the writer’s writing more effective. Do not be afraid to ask questions about what’s working and what’s not working on the assignment. Writing is about conversation and is often misunderstood as a private skill, but is better understood as a social and creative activity.
Where is the Writing Center located? What are the hours of the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is located in the Lewis University Library, on the first floor in the LRC. During the week, the Writing Center is open from 9am to 9pm. Weekend hours vary.
What happens when my appointment is over?
When the appointment ends, writers should revise their writing and return for a follow-up tutoring session. Remember to visit the
Writing Center early and often.