The Writing Center in Broken Arrow uses WCONLINE
for all appointment scheduling. This system is accessible 24/7.
The Writing Center in Broken Arrow offers three types of appointments:
FACE-TO-FACE: A student and tutor meet in person in the Writing Center at Broken Arrow to discuss the student’s areas of concern in his or her paper and strategies for correcting those concerns.
In a real-time
session, a student and tutor can use a text chat and whiteboard area that allows document uploads and typing onto the document.
E-TUTORING: A student attaches a file to his or her appointment, and the tutor attaches a file "back"--almost like emailing files back and forth, except that everyone's records and documents are in WCONLINE.
For more information about how to use WCONLINE for online and e-tutoring, click here: Online and eTutoring
Click here for a handout on frequently-asked questions about WCONLINE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are visiting the Writing Center for the first time, or if you are unsure of what to expect in a tutoring session, you may have some questions, so we hope the following information is helpful:
What is a Typical Visit to the Writing Center Like?
If you have a face-to-face appointment:
When you come into the Writing Center for your appointment, your tutor will greet you.
If you do not have an appointment (walk-in):
You will make a same-day appointment through WCONLINE with an available tutor.
You may sit anywhere in the Writing Center where you are comfortable and that best meets your needs: at a computer or at a table. The tutor will come to you at the spot you’ve chosen and bring any materials such as style manuals or grammar handbooks to use with you during your session.
The tutor will ask you questions about your paper and determine, with your help, where to begin the session. Either you or the tutor will read your paper out loud, and you will talk with the tutor about the issues that arise from reading the paper.
At the end of the session, your tutor will fill out a report on WCONLINE. This report is for your records, as well as for ours. In the report, your tutor will write down any of the areas of discussion that came up during your session and will give suggestions for future appointments/assignments.
The help we provide is akin to the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We believe in teaching you the skills you need to have flexibility and control over your writing. After all, the paper you’re seeking help on is yours, and it’s important to us that you own the paper and keep control over all decisions made during the writing process. This student-centered approach helps you be a stronger writer in time, which in turn helps your writing—in the classroom as a student, and beyond college as an emerging professional in your field.
What Should I Bring with Me or Upload to a Tutoring Session?
In order for the tutors to fully understand the assignment and to provide maximum beneficial assistance, please bring or upload the following items (where applicable) to each tutoring session:
A copy of your assignment
Rubric or scoring guidelines
Handouts, worksheets, or other supplementary material
Previous assignments with instructor comments