Writing Tutorial Services (WTS, or "wits")

The College of Arts and Sciences provides free and useful help for all forms of paper writing through Writing Tutorial Services. Tutors at WTS will not write your paper for you or proof- read for errors, but they will help you work through the problems of finding an ideal organization for your paper ideas, help you identify and address problem areas you may have in your writing (paragraph building, sequencing of paragraphs, determining vocabulary choices, identifying systematic grammatical errors, and so forth), review drafts with you to assess coherence in argument, look for areas of improvement, and so forth.

This page includes basic information about WTS; you should also consult the WTS Home Page.

Working with a WTS tutor requires an advance appointment. The main WTS office is in Ballantine Hall 206. It is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. To make an appointment, call 855-6738.

WTS also has walk-in tutorial services at three branch offices. If you cannot schedule an advance appointment with the E103 tutor in Ballantine Hall, or with another tutor at the main office, you will still benefit from talking your paper over with a tutor at a branch office:

Undergraduate Library, Main Level: Monday to Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday to Thursday, 2:30-5:30.

Ashton Academic Support Center, in Ashton-Griggs (10th St.): Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Academic Support Center, Briscoe residence hall (Fee Lane & 17th St.): Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Using WTS services is a way to work on your writing skills efficiently no matter what level of skill you currently possess. It is also a way to improve your skills in critical thinking. WTS is a valuable resource that you have already paid for I strongly recommend that you take advantage of it.

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