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Writing Center Services

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Workshop Series

​The writing center offers workshops for UD students on writing-related topics. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Workshops are held in the Morris 017 writing center location.

Register for a workshop:

The Spring 2018 Workshop Series will include:

March 21st @ 4:00: Revising Like a Pro (Rescheduled for April 4 @ 4:00)

So you've got a first draft. Great! Just getting words on the page is a big part of writing a paper, but it's not the final step! In this workshop, Writing Center pros will share some of their favorite revision strategies and help you apply them to your own works-in-progress. Make sure to bring a draft!

March 22nd @ 1:00: Finding your Voice!

What does it mean to have a "voice" in writing? This workshop will help students to understand the expectations for academic writing while giving them space to explore their unique interests. Writers struggling with crafting a thesis statement will leave with skills for framing their arguments more effectively. In short, they will learn strategies for recognizing and expressing their voice!

April 5th @ 3:00: Getting Started and Building Momentum

Do you find the blank page intimidating? You're not alone! Even experienced writers struggle when faced with the blank page. This workshop is designed to help students overcome this roadblock and build some writing momentum! Through a scaffolded series of writing activities, writers will leave this workshop with helpful strategies for jump-starting their works-in-progress.

April 12th @ 1:00:  Presenting Confidently and Effectively

Have a presentation coming up? Unsure of where to begin? This workshop will help you present confidently, creatively, and coherently. Speakers will leave this session with the tools to create an effective PowerPoint. Remember, presenting doesn't have to be terrifying!

Face-to-Face Writing Tutorials

The University Writing Centers offer free one-to-one tutoring, providing all UD students with the opportunity to work on and improve their writing.  Tutorials are conversation based. You can expect to read through your writing with an experienced writing tutor, talk about what is working well, and what could improve. 

We offer assistance with all types of writing (academic or non-academic) and work with students at any stage of the writing process.

The Writing Center has two campus locations. 016 Memorial Hall is the primary location of the University Writing Centers and serves as the location of the Oral Communication Consultants. The Multimedia Writing Center is located in 017 Morris Library. If you are working on a project that involves powerpoint or poster design, you may prefer to choose the Multimedia location to take advantage of our large screens.

Appointments start on the hour and last approximately fifty minutes. You may have up to 2 appointments per week; these appointments must be on different days. 

Please make an appointment using our online scheduler. If you have additional questions, you may call 302-831-1168. You can also stop by the writing center to see if a consultant is available.

Schedule an appointment.

E-Tutoring Appointments
Tutors who offer eTutoring have this service listed below their name on the scheduler.

​If you are unable to visit the writing center during a time we have an appointment available, you could try e-tutoring instead. 

Your will make an appointment for Etutoring and attach your draft. During the eutoring appointment, your tutor will read your draft, then write you a note that summarizes what they saw as the strengths of your draft, and offers your a few suggestions for revision. The tutor will then upload this note to your appointment as a separate document. You will receive an email when this has been completed; expect that to be toward the end of the hour your etutoring appointment is set for. 

How to make an eTutoring appointment:

1.) On our online scheduler for the Memorial Hall location, the Multimedia Writing Center, or the Graduate Writing Center, look at the tutor names to find one that has "face-to-face or eTutoring" indicated. 

Find an open appointment slot for that tutor (note: you do not have to be available to meet the tutor during that appointment time; the appointment time is when the tutor will read and respond to the draft you send us). Click on the appointment. 

The "meet online" option appears below the client information on the appointment-making window.

2.) ​When the appointment box opens, you will see a "Meet online?" option below the client information box. Choose "Yes--schedule e-tutoring" for an e-tutoring appointment.

3.) When you save your appointment, a window will open that asks if you want to attach a document to your appointment. You may attach more than one document, so if you have an assignment sheet or any other kind of written instructions, please upload that along with your draft. If your draft is ready when you make the appointment, go ahead and upload a Word doc, pdf, or Powerpoint document when the box prompts you to. 

The "attach a file" icon appears under your name when you're signed in to WCOnline.

​If you don't want to attach a draft yet, don't worry! You may upload a document at any time up to the start time of your e-tutoring session. Just log back into WCOnline. At the top left side of the screen, you will see "Welcome, Your Name." Below that you will see a folder icon. If you click it, you can attach a file to your upcoming appointment. 

Attached files are listed in the appointment window.

​4.) When your tutor has finished writing a response to you, WCOnline will email you to let you know we have uploaded a new file to your appointment. Log back in to WCOnline, click on your appointment (you can do that right below your name at the top left side of the screen), then scroll down to where documents are attached. 

If you are having trouble with the process of making an eTutoring appointment or with retrieving our response to you, give us a call at 302-831-1168 email us or stop by either our Memorial Hall or Morris Library locations. 

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