The Writing Center at Shorter University offers free tutoring to all students enrolled in traditional courses on the Rome campus in addition to eligible online students. While the Writing Center is not a proofreading service, tutors can assist students with the writing process for any class. Tutors can identify areas of weakness, such as writing topic sentences, organizing paragraphs, using possessive and passive voice, using transitional techniques, and reaching effective conclusions. Sessions are offered on an individual basis or within a group setting. All sessions are led by highly qualified peer tutors who have shown academic excellence in the writing process.
Fall 2013 Writing Center Sessions/Operating Hours
Individual tutoring sessions will meet in the Tutoring Center, Sheffield-Thompson 201. See below for the list of current Group Sessions.
Fall 2013 Group Sessions
Special Workshops will be offered on Tuesday nights at 5:00 p.m. in ST 203
Fall 2013 Writing Center Hours
The Writing Center is open on a walk-in basis during the times listed below. Fall hours TBA.
9:00-12:00 / 1:30-2:30 / 3:30-4:30
8:00-12:00 / 2:00-5:00
8:00-11:00 / 1:30-3:30 / 4:30-5:00
8:00-12:00 / 3:30-4:30
9:00-10:00 / 1:30-2:30
Sign-up For A Tutoring Appointment
Appointments with the Writing Center are walk-in. However, students are encouraged to complete the Tutoring Session Request Form to ensure that there will be an available appointment upon arrival. However, submitting the form will ensure that there will be an available appointment upon arrival.
Sign up for a tutoring session session online
Printable Tutoring Sessions Request Form
The Office of Student Engagement and Success appreciates Faculty feedback. Any faculty member, advisor, or coach wishing to refer a student to the Tutoring Center, may do so by completing the Tutoring Session Referral Form. Students will be contacted by the Tutoring Center Coordinator once a form is received.
Printable Tutoring Session Referral Form
Tutoring Guidelines/Helpful Tips for Students
Tutoring can be very beneficial to the college student. By attending tutoring sessions, students can increase academic skills in addition to gaining confidence in all subjects. Tutoring is important for all students, and the Office of Student Engagement and Success wants to ensure that the tutoring experience is a pleasant one. Please read these guidelines/helpful tips as they will help make the tutoring session more beneficial to you.
- All tutoring offered within the Tutoring and Writing Centers is provided by peer tutors, and the services are free.
- Tutoring Center services are available to all students enrolled in traditional courses. Writing Center services are available to all students enrolled in traditional courses and eligible online students.*
- Students can attend tutoring for course content, general academic success skills, or assistance with the writing process.
- Sessions are offered on an individual basis or within a group setting.
- The Tutoring/Writing Center is located in Sheffield Thompson 201, and it is usually open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters.
- The Tutoring/Writing Center usually opens the week after Drop/Add and closes the week before finals each semester, and it remains closed during the summer.
*Tutoring is not available for the College of Adult and Professional Program through the Tutoring and Writing Centers at this time. However, CAPP students may contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.
- Never expect the tutor to complete an assignment for you.
- Tutoring can be used to assist you in reviewing for a test, guide you to a higher level of learning, and gaining confidence as a student. You don’t have to be struggling to use the Tutoring and/or Writing Centers.
- DON’T WAIT until you are struggling to schedule an appointment.
- Please contact the Tutoring Center Coordinator via email, phone call, or office visit if you won’t be able to attend a session.
Tutoring Session Preparation
- Always show-up to the session on time. Contact the Tutoring Center Coordinator or come to the Bailor Suite (ST 217) if the tutor is over 5 minutes late to a session.
- Always bring materials to the session (textbook, class notes, syllabus, previous tests, etc.)
- Come prepared with specific questions regarding your concerns.
- Please contact the Tutoring Center Coordinator via email, phone call, or office visit if you had difficulties within your session.
- If you had a bad experience, try a different tutor. Some students find that they work best with specific tutors.
- Feel free to complete the Tutoring Center Survey for Students. You can locate a copy in the Tutoring and/or Writing Center.
Questions – Comments
Contact Miranda Reed, Tutoring Center Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 706-233-7456, or by stopping by Sheffield Thomson Room 217 (Bailor Suite).
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON SCHOLAR REGARDING THE WRITING CENTER.
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