Student Support

Writing Assistants Can


Writing & Humanities Tutoring Center
313 Drescher Hall  

Writing Assistants can:

  • Help you brainstorm topics and make outlines.

  • Evaluate the wording of your thesis and topic sentences.

  • Give you feedback on the analysis of your topic--i.e., comment on the body of your essay.

  • Help you improve your introduction and/or conclusion.

  • Comment on the organization of your main and supporting ideas.

  • Help you understand the directions of the assignment.

  • Help you develop skills for analyzing literature.

  • Explain concepts from your textbook and lecture notes.

  • Address your grammar questions about places you have circled in your writing.*

  • Work with you on grammar lessons in your textbook.

  • Advise you if you have made your own corrections accurately.

  • Guide you in effective procedures for writing a research paper.

  • Guide you in following MLA/APA formatting rules.

*Writing assistants do not proofread your essays and do not do grammar checks for you but do answer your grammar questions.

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