• Fall 2020 Coronavirus Notice

    Due to the coronavirus, the Writing and Communication Center will not offer face-to-face tutoring until further notice.

     

    All tutors are available for online tutoring. During these appointments, you can share your document with us and interact with your tutor via webcam.

     

    To access online tutoring, please click the “Make an Appointment” button below. First-time users will need to register for an account; this system is separate from the log-in information you use to access email and Canvas. Once you log in, click the white square of your choice to fill out an appointment form. After you click “create appointment” at the bottom of the form, the square will turn yellow. At that point, your online appointment is officially scheduled.

     

    To begin your online tutoring session, please log back in to the schedule five minutes before the start of your appointment. Click your yellow appointment slot, and then click the green "Join Online Consultation" link toward the top of the form that pops up. This will start the video chat, so be sure your webcam and microphone are working. Your tutor will join you shortly and explain how to share your document. All online appointments are conducted on Central Time.

     

    The Writing and Communication Center

    The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) offers free one-on-one tutoring in writing, public speaking, and other forms of communication to all Hamline undergraduate and graduate students. Through discussion-based consultations with our peer tutors, students learn how to express their ideas more effectively and are empowered to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals through communication.


    Making an Appointment 

    You can sign up for a 30- or 60-minute time slot by clicking the button below. First-time users need to register for an account; this system is separate from the log-in information you use to access email and Canvas. 

    Make an Appointment


    If you make a face-to-face appointment, please meet us at the Writing and Communication Center on the lower level of Bush Memorial Library. You can find us by going down the stairs to the right of the Central Service Desk or by using the first-floor elevator. Due to the coronavirus, this type of appointment is currently unavailable.


    If you make an online appointment, please log back in to the schedule five minutes before the start of your appointment. Click your yellow appointment slot, and then click the green "Join Online Consultation" link toward the top of the form that pops up. This will start the video chat, so be sure your webcam and microphone are working. Your tutor will join you shortly and explain how to share your document with us. All online appointments are conducted on Central Time.


    What We Can Help You With 

    • Understanding assignments

    • Brainstorming ideas and planning drafts

    • Developing thesis statements and research questions

    • Using paraphrases, quotations, and other evidence

    • Writing clear, concise, and organized content

    • Correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors

    • Citing sources in MLA or APA

    • Formatting documents

    • Practicing presentations


    Projects We Work With 

    • Research papers, analytical essays, and all other writing assignments

    • Application essays for scholarships, study away, and graduate school

    • Cover letters and résumés

    • Presentations and speeches

    • Infographics and other visual media

    • Graduate capstones and dissertations


    What to Bring to Your Appointment 

    • Any progress you have made on your project

    • A rubric, assignment sheet, or other instructions

    • A list of your questions and concerns

    • Optional: Feedback from your peers and professor

    • Optional: Relevant class readings and research sources


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