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Policies

Appointments:

  • You are allowed two half-hour appointments a week on different days to give you time to make progress on your essay
  • Sign up or cancel appointments
    online
  • If you’re five minutes late for an appointment, any student can claim that appointment
  • Two no-shows result in no more appointments for the rest of the semester

Help provided:

  • Tutors will help you with all stages of the writing process, but they won’t proofread your essay for you
  • Tutors will teach you the skills to proofread your essay
  • Resources are available for your use. Feel free to come in and use the reference material
  • Tutors will not discuss grades or help you with any examination material, including take-home exams
  • After multiple appointments on the same essay, tutors reserve the right to withdraw assistance at their discretion to ensure that the essay remains your own work
  • Information from your instructor always takes precedence over information from a writing centre tutor.

Drop-in – no appointment required:

  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Brief tutorials: 15 – 20 minutes
  • One tutorial a day, depending on availability
  • Come with specific questions:
    • I’m not sure what the assignment asks me to do
    • I’d like help choosing a topic
    • I’d like help citing sources