• Sessions are 50 minutes long and begin on the hour.
     
  • We offer walk-in tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday.  These walk-in tutoring sessions are on a first come, first serve basis and are never scheduled ahead of time.  Therefore, we recommend making an appointment (313-577-2544). This is especially relevant from the middle to the end of the semester, as the volume of students seeking appointments increases greatly.
     
  • Students are ONLY allowed one session per day. If a student schedules 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 assistant director to be reinstated.
     
  • Students who need to cancel their appointments must do so more than twelve hours before their appointment is scheduled to begin. To cancel your appointment, we prefer that you do so via our self-managing scheduling portal found here. Conversely, you can call us directly at (313) 577-2544 and leave a message with your name, access ID, and reason for calling if calling outside of business hours.  Finally, you can email us regarding your cancelation.

 

  • If a student fails to cancel or show for their appointment twice, they will be suspended and will no longer be able to make appointments prior to speaking to the assistant director. If the student fails to cancel or show for their appointment a third time, after being restated, they will receive a semester-long ban and will unable to utilize the WRT Zone until the following semester.

 

  • During the session, we will work with students on any stage of the writing process: from beginning the assignment all the way up to the finished product, from any discipline.
     
  • However, note that we do not edit papers. This means that we will not read your paper and fix errors.  Instead, our focus is to address 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, syntax errors, and word choice.  However, when working on lower order concerns, our goal is to inform you of, 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. 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, which defines cheating as: "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 any section. Doing so would be against the University Student Code of Conduct and be considered cheating (please refer to point 6 for WSU's code of conduct).
  • 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.  Therefore, our center follows WSU's student code 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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