Online appointments are booked either through calling us at 313-577-2544 or EMAIL 

Students must submit their assignment  WayneState.WritingCenter@gmail.com by 9AM the day of their appointment.  

Failure to do so will result in cancelation of the online appointment. 


Pre-Online Requirements

 

To confirm that you have read and understood all of the above, please send an e-mail providing the following:

  • An attachment of the material you wish to cover in the appointment, as well as specific concerns or goals you hope to address 
  • You will need a Gmail Account to conduct online appointments. If you do not have a gmail account, they are fast, free, and easy to set up. Simply go to http://mail.google.com/ and sign up. 
  • Verification that you have read the instructions and have installed Google Hangouts and Google Drive 
  • Email of assignment by 9am the day of your appointment. Failure to do so will result in cancelation of your appointment.


Online Appointment Rules

 

  • All students must work actively with the tutor during the session. 
  • Online appointments are conducted similar as face-to-face where both tutor and student interact and discuss writing needs and skills. 
  • We do not conduct online appointments in the first hour of operation 
  • Appointments, while scheduled on the hour, begin 10 minutes after the hour. These 10 minutes are for your tutor to prepare all of the material needed for the appointment to be conducted smoothly. It also allows a grace period for the student to sign-in and connect with the tutor.

 

Online Appointment Philosophy


At the Wayne State University WRT Zone (Writing Center), we hope to help as many students as possible with as many of their concerns as we are able.  However, we actively avoid a few points during sessions:

  • We do not “edit” or “fix” papers, but rather go over material. 
  • We will point out grammatical and sentence level issues, but will ask students to actively work on finding and fixing those errors with the tutor and on their own after the session.
  • The goal is to grant the student access to the necessary skills to fix grammatical and sentence-level issues themselves .

 

Google Hangouts Tutorial

 

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