Make an Appointment with Writing Center in Broken Arrow

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.

REAL-TIME VIDEO CHAT: Talk to a live tutor online using a shared whiteboard and chat box/webcam/speaker.

EMAILED WRITTEN FEEDBACK FROM A TUTOR: Emailed Written Feedback from a Tutor: Upload a paper to your appointment and receive an email at the end of the session with a critiqued paper attached.

For more information about how to use WCONLINE for online tutoring, click here: WCONLINE TUTORING SERVICES

Click here for a handout on frequently-asked questions about WCONLINE: 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 (drop-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
  • Source material
  • Syllabus
  • Textbook
  • Class notes
  • Handouts, worksheets, or other supplementary material
    Previous assignments with instructor comments