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W-Center

The DePauw Writing Center provides writing help to writers of all levels of ability. If you are a DePauw student you can bring drafts of your written work for ANY class including but not limited to:

  • First Year Seminars
  • College Writing
  • "W" Classes
  • Senior Seminars

Our tutors represent a variety of majors and have received training in responding to writing. Each has also demonstrated an ability to write effectively across the curriculum.

Tutors will offer help primarily with thesis, organization, development, and voice, but they can also help with "getting started", punctuation, spelling, and grammar. The Writing Center will be most helpful to you if you bring papers in for intelligent reader response: in addition, a number of our handouts are available here.

Scheduling an Online W Center Appointment (Beginning March 30, 2020)

The process for setting up a W Center appointment involves several steps:

  1. First click  https://tinyurl.com/ubwwcjm.  This will take you to the ARC Google Calendar.  There are lots of tutoring tabs.  Look for ones labeled W Center.  Then click the W Tutor’s name on the time that works for you.

  1. This will take you to an appointment page where you will enter your name and email.  

  1. Once the W Tutor sees your name on the ARC Calendar page, they will send you an invitation for a google meeting from their personal calendar.   For example, if student Pat Jones signs up for a tutoring session with W Tutor Jamie Li, the calendar will look like this:   W Tutor—Jamie Li (Pat Jones)

  1. This will create a Google hang-out site.  (Don’t worry if Prof. Wilson’s name is also on this invitation.  She will not be attending. It is just an administrative setting.)

  1. You can “meet” your W Tutor at that hang-out site at the time you signed up for.

  1. The W Tutor will fill out a record form during the session.  

  1. If you indicate you’d like your professor to know that you attended a tutoring session, Jean Everage, the ARC Administrative Assistant, will let them know.  Jean will also be sending you an evaluation form for the tutoring session within a few days following your session

If you have any questions or issues with online scheduling, please contact Prof. Susan Wilson at srwilson@depauw.edu.