• Sessions are 50 minutes long and start on the hour.
     
  • We have walk-in tutoring sessions 2 hours per day.  These walk-in tutoring sessions are on a first come, first served basis and are never scheduled ahead of time.  Therefore we recommend making an appointment (313-577-2544), especially considering the heavy volume we handle from the middle to the end of the semester.
     
  • Students are ONLY allowed one session per day. If students schedule more than one appointment per day, the earliest appointment will be kept and the additional appointments will be canceled. If a student continues to schedule more than one appointment per day, the student will be removed from the system and will need to speak with the director to be reinstated.
     
  • Students must cancel at least one hour before their scheduled appointments. To cancel, we prefer that you call us directly at (313) 577-2544 and leave a meassage with your name, phone number, and reason for calling.  You can also email us of your cancelation.  If students are a no show/no call more than two times in a row, the student will be removed from the system and will need to speak with the director to be reinstated.
     
  • During the session, we will work with students at any stage of writing, from starting the assignment to the finished product, from any discipline.
     
  • However, we do not edit papers. This meand that we will not read your paper and fix errors that are present in the paper.  Instead, our focus is upon higher order concerns, such as: content, critical thinking, development, analysis, organization, use of sources, etc. We do address lower order writing concerns when needed, such as helping students find and correct sentence-level errors, snyntax errors, and word choice.  However, when working on lower order concerns, our goal it to inform you of the errors and help you understand the errors so that you can make corrections on your own and in the future.
     
  • We will not work with students if the paper is not their own. This means that you cannot bring in your roommate’s paper and have us review the paper for them. Students must be responsible for their own writing.  This rule follows WSU's student code of conduct for cheating that states:  "Intentionally using or attempting to use or intentionally providing unauthorized materials, information or assistance in any academic exercise. This includes copying from another student's test paper, allowing another student to copy from your test, using unauthorized material during an exam and submitting a term paper for a current class that has been submitted in a past class without appropriate permission."
     
  • We cannot work with students on exams and tests. For instance, if you have been given a take home History Essay Exam, we cannot work with you on the essay. Doing so would be against the University Student Code of Conduct (please refer to point 6 for WSU's code of conduct) and be defined as cheating.
  • We reserve the right to turn away students who are rude, disruptive, or combative.  The WRT Zone is a support center for WSU students and faculty.  Therfore, our center follows WSU's student code of conduct where students must follow codes of behavioral conduct:

            4.15 Failure to comply with the direction of any authorized institutional
                    representative, acting in the performance of his/her duties.

            4.6   Disorderly behavior that interferes with activities authorized, sponsored, or
                    permitted by the University such as teaching, research, administration, and
                    including disorderly behavior that interferes with the freedom of expression
                    of others.

            4.3   Physical abuse of another person, or conduct which threatens or endangers
                    another, or verbal or physical threats which cause reasonable apprehension
                    of harm

 

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