The Academic Success Center will continue to provide all services through alternative formats during the campus response to COVID-19. Information is available at this link about how to access Academic Success Center Services.
Appointments will be conducted online either synchronously, via Blackboard Collaborate, or asynchronously, via a shared Google or Word document. Once an appointment is scheduled, tutors will email students with instructions about how to log in and/or share their writing assignment before the scheduled time.
If you have any questions about the Writing Center please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can schedule appointments independently, using the ASC scheduling system, TutorTrac. Click on the ASC Tutor Schedule to check for available tutors and reserve your sessions. If you want to know more about how to use TutorTrac, download the TutorTrac Student Manual.
The Writing Center is a tutoring space dedicated to helping UMBC students with writing in any class at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center offers one-on-one sessions that generally last between 30 minutes to an hour. Remember, we work with students at any stage of the writing process, so you don’t even need to bring a rough draft. If you’re having trouble getting started, bring us your assignment sheet and spend a few minutes talking about pre-writing strategies with any of our experienced tutors. If you have an outline, we can help you expand and improve on that, as well.
Please note that the Writing Center is not an editing service. You cannot simply drop off a paper and have a tutor mark and “fix” your grammatical errors. Additionally, you should plan to leave time to make adjustments to your assignment after you leave the Writing Center. Bringing a paper to the Writing Center right before it is due probably won’t leave you much time to work on any of the issues you and your tutor discuss in the session.
Check out our Writing Center Blog: The Writing Corner!
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