Skip to main content

Tutoring

Tutoring Sessions

The Writing Center works on a peer-tutoring system. Each tutor is also a USU student and offers each student that visits the Writing Center the experience of looking at their writing in a no-pressure environment. 

Tutoring sessions are designed to increase confidence in writers. The Writing Center helps students with all phases of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. When looking at student writing, our main priorities are.

The Writing Center offers two kinds of tutoring sessions: face-to-face and online. Face-to-face appointments are thirty-minute sessions conducted in the Writing Center. Online appointments are conducted online with online tutors. Students may schedule either appointment using our appointment sign-up.

What can the Writing Center help you with?

Content and Organization:

Brainstorming strategies
Opening and closing paragraphs
Organization
Purpose and audience
Thesis statement


Language and Style:

Diction
Exactness
Wordiness


Grammar and Mechanics:

Comma splice/run-on sentences
Fragments
Modifiers
Verb tense
Punctuation
Misuse of apostrophe

Sentence Structure:

Subordination and coordination
Parallelism
Subject/verb agreement
Pronoun/antecedent agreement


Paragraphing Writing:

Coherence
Development
Topic sentences


Research Writing:

Paraphrasing
Using quotations
MLA documentation
Parenthetical citations