We recommend that you make an appointment to guarantee a meeting with a tutor. You can make an appointment through the TutorTrac scheduler, or call us at (407) 823-2197. We welcome walk-in writers, but walk-ins can only be seen if we do not already have an appointment scheduled or if our appointments do not show within 15 minutes of the appointment time.
At the beginning of your appointment time, you’ll come to the UWC and sign in (or, if you’re having an online consultation, you’ll log into our Adobe Connect meeting room). Your tutor will meet you and you’ll sit down together.
If you haven’t worked with a tutor on this writing task before, the tutor will probably begin by asking you a number of questions: about your assignment requirements, about what you’ve done so far, and about what questions or concerns you have, or what specific parts of your paper you want to focus on. The tutor wants to have a better understanding of what you’re working on, and gather information that will help the two of you decide what to prioritize in the consultation. You won’t be able to discuss all aspects of your writing in 30-45 minutes, so the tutor may recommend a few key issues to focus on. Together, you and the tutor will also discuss your concerns in order to make a plan for the session.
After that, the tutor might read part of your paper aloud, or ask you to read it. You’ll discuss key issues, and your tutor might have you do some revising during the consultation so you can practice the strategies you’re talking about. At the end of the consultation, you’ll log out, and your tutor will send you an e-mail that will recap what you did during the session and serve as your “to-do” list for continuing to revise after you leave.