Lab Policies

Writing Lab Policies

1   Tutors will help you with organization, thesis statements, critical thinking, cohesion and other “big picture” aspects of the writing process; they will not proofread or correct every single grammatical or citation mistake.

2   Emailing your paper to your tutor ahead of time does not mean the tutor will read your paper before the session; always come prepared with a specific idea (or questions) of what you would like help with.

3   If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may forfeit your appointment.

4   If you miss three appointments without canceling (or are more than 10 minutes late three times), you may forfeit your ability to make any Writing Lab appointments for the rest of the semester.

5   You may sign up for consecutive appointments, but do not sign up for more than 60 minutes in one day.

6   As a courtesy to other students who want to use this service, please do not sign up for more than 120 minutes in one week (4 appointment slots).

Appointments that are made less than 8 hours before the start time are not guaranteed–please reserve your appointments ahead of time to allow tutors to plan ahead.

8   We are happy to help you with essays and other aspects of research, but we cannot help with daily homework assignments, midterms, or take-home exams without express permission from your professor. Tutors reserve the right to ask you or your professor about the particular permissions of any assignment.


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