Student Success Center

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides constructive feedback and writing support for undergraduate students through one-on-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions and workshops. Graduate students can receive writing help through Graduate Writing Services.

Make an Appointment

Schedule an appointment for 25 or 50 minutes. Bring a copy of your assignment and Comet Card to your appointment. Check the FAQs for policies about canceling appointments or arriving late.

Fall 2019 Writing Center Workshops

Offered to all UTD students. 

Workshop Date and Time Location
The Transition to High School to College Writing Thursday 8/29 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing American-Style Research Papers Thursday 9/5 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis* Thursday 9/12 at 6pm MC 1.310
Avoiding Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty Thursday 9/19 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing an Art Analysis Thursday 9/26 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing a Literature Review Thursday 10/3 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing a Visual Analysis* Thursday 10/10 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing a Lab Report Thursday 10/17 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing Personal Statements Thursday 10/24 at 6pm MC 1.310
Writing an Annotated Bibliography Thursday 11/7 at 6pm MC 1.310
Revising for Academic Style Thursday 11/14 at 6pm MC 1.310
 *Offered to students enrolled in RHET 1302. 

 

Fall 2019 English Language Learner Workshops

Offered to all UTD students. 

Workshop Date and Time Location
Formal vs. Informal Writing Tuesday 10/1 from 4pm-5pm MC 3.606
Sentence Style and Structure Tuesday 10/15 from 4pm-5pm MC 3.606
Expanding Vocabulary Tuesday 10/29 from 4pm-5pm MC 3.606
Common Grammar Mistakes & Editing for Grammar Tuesday 11/12 from 4pm-5pm MC 3.606

 

Virtual Tutoring

We now offer virtual tutoring appointments to make our services more accessible for all students. This allows some flexibility for students who aren’t always able to make it to campus for traditional face-to-face tutoring appointments. Here is everything you need to know:

How do I schedule my online Writing Center appointment?

Make an appointment online at https://accessc.utdallas.edu/

When making an appointment, select UGRAD Writing Center as Category, and WC Virtual Tutoring as Activity.

After scheduling the appointment, wait for your confirmation email. Click on the link in the email to fill out a short form and upload your paper.

What do I need to send to my tutor?

After scheduling your appointment, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a Qualtrics survey. Please answer the questions in the survey to give your tutor an idea of what you’d like help with. You’ll also attach your essay to the survey. If you have any questions during the process, you can send an email to [email protected]

What if I forget to take my survey?

If your tutor does not have your survey with your paper attached, you will be considered a no-show to your appointment.

When will I get feedback on my essay?

Your tutor will read your essay and write feedback during the scheduled appointment time. You will receive an email with your feedback at the end of the session. If your scheduled appointment is from 1:00pm-2:00pm, then you should expect an email by 2:00.

 

Writing Center Mission Statement

The UTD Writing Center philosophy stems from the peer-to-peer model of collaborative learning. Students and Peer Leaders engage in one-on-one conversations about their work and Peer Leaders will lead sessions by asking open-ended, engaging questions which allow the student to take ownership of their own writing. The Writing Center aims to provide direct, honest feedback to students in each tutoring session. The main goal of our Writing Center is to help the writer, not just the piece of writing.

 

Writing Center FAQs
Writing Center FAQs
Check the FAQs for Writing Center’s policies and procedures.
Writer's Resources
Writer’s Resources
Browse the center’s collection of guides on general writing, grammar, citations and more.

Writing Center Tutors
View a roster of this semester’s Writing Center tutors.

Writing Center

972-883-6736
[email protected]

McDermott Library First Floor
MC 1.310

Fall 2019 Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm
Drop-In Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

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