Writing Center
Division of Student Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What is the Writing Center?
Where is the Writing Center?
How much does it cost to use the Writing Center?
Who can use the Writing Center?
How can the Writing Center help me?
Who are the tutors?

Appointments & Sessions

Can just drop off my assignment and pick it up later?
Do I need to make an appointment?
What if I am late to a session or need to cancel?
How long are sessions?
What do I need to bring?
What are sessions like?

Other Information

What other resources are available at the Writing Center? 


General Information

What is the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is a place where students can drop-in to consult with tutors on writing for any class or project.

Where is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is located in Elizabeth Hall, Room #210.

How much does it cost to use the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a service that is free to all WSU students--take advantage of it!

Who can use the Writing Center?
Any current, past, or future Weber State University student is welcome to use the Writing Center.

How can the Writing Center help me?
Students come to the Writing Center seeking consultation with grammar, organization, thesis statements, citations, and various other writing-related concerns. A Writing Center tutor will sit with you and address your concerns for any writing piece, whether a research essay, job application, or graduate school essay.

Who are the tutors?
The Writing Center tutors are students from our very own university. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors, from technical writing to nursing.


Appointments & Sessions

Can just drop off my assignment and pick it up later?
No. Because our focus is to support students in improving their writing skills, our practice is to meet with students one-on-one either face-to-face or online. The revising process is the best way to learn, and we encourage students to be fully engaged in it. 

Do I need to make an appointment?
No, we are a drop-in service, so please come on in and put your name on the list to be next in line.

We do have a sign-up sheet on which a limited number of students can plan ahead and sign up in advance, especially during certain times of the semester where more students will be seeking our services, such as midterms and finals week. We will do everything we can to accommodate you, but please don't leave assignments for the last minute!

What if I am late to an appointment or need to cancel?
Your sign-up spot will be held for approximately five minutes before being given to a waiting student. If you need to cancel, please call our center at 801-626-7941, or simply come in.
 
How long are sessions?
Each session can run up to approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the availability of tutors and the the number of students signed up for that day, sessions may go longer if needed. However, if you find that you need more time, we encourage you to return!
 
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a printed copy of your writing, any materials or guidelines, and questions or concerns on your writing and/or the requirements.
 
What are sessions like?
You and the tutor sit together at one of our tables with a printed copy of your writing assignment. The tutor will ask if he or she may read your paper softly out loud in order for you both to read along together. We hope you will feel comfortable telling the tutor what you would like to work on with the writing, such as grammar, thesis statement, organization, or citations. Be sure to ask questions as you go along!


Other Information

What other resources are available at the Writing Center?
In the DELC, you can use the dictionaries, grammar books, MLA and APA formatting guides, and computers.

 Location

    Elizabeth Hall Room #210

 Phone Number

    801-626-6463

 Mailing Address

    WSU Writing Center
    1411 University Circle
    Ogden, UT  84408

 Apply to be a Tutor

    Application Instructions


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