Writing Center Services
Who we serve:
The Writing Center staff serves all undergraduate and graduate students at Angelo State University regardless of skill level or discipline. Students are welcome to visit us on a drop-in basis.
Other ways to contact the Writing Center:
Request an online tutoring session
You may make an appointment to receive real-time online tutoring through our website or our Blackboard course. During an online tutoring session, you and a tutor will be able to communicate verbally and discuss your piece of writing which you will submit. Online tutoring is by appointment only, and students are assisted on a one-on-one basis. Appointments are available during the hours that the Writing Center is open. To make an appointment, complete and submit the online tutoring form. You will receive a reply e-mail which will provide instructions to access your online tutoring session with a tutor.
You can send writing questions via email to the Writing Center by completing and submitting the electronic draft submission. In addition, e-mail your paper as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. A tutor will respond to your questions and comment on your draft within 48 hours.
Services we provide:
Help with understanding an assignment and develop a topic:
Understanding a written assignment is an imperative. Therefore, we ask all students to bring in the prompt provided by the instructor. By doing so, our tutors can help you to develop an appropriate topic that will follow the assignment guidelines.
Experimenting with invention techniques:
Some of your best ideas for a paper are developed through invention techniques, such as brainstorming and pre-writing. Our staff can help students identify which methods are best suited to their writing style.
Refining research skills:
Our tutors can assist students in locating and using library and online research tools.
Formulating a thesis:
Many students have a difficult time developing a thesis. Writing Center tutors help students narrow their topic in order to develop an effective argument, which will help with organization and focus.
Formatting and citing sources:
Tutors can answer students’ questions concerning proper format and citation. We have copies of several different style manuals in the Writing Center.
The ASU Honor Code prohibits the tutors from proofreading and editing a student’s paper, but they can help identify recurring grammatical and mechanical errors.
Developing reading comprehension skills:
The Writing Center can recommend different strategies that help with reading comprehension.