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MAY 11, 2020

Welcome to the Writing Center!

The Writing Center is closed for the summer. We will reopen on the first day of fall semester classes, Monday, August 24. In the meantime, we wish you a safe and restful summer break!


Getting Help from the Writing Center...

If this is your first time accessing our online calendar, click the blue "Register for an account" link, to the left. Then use your Vandal email and new Writing Center account password to log in and make an appointment.

The Writing Center offers two forms of distance/online tutoring:

  • Online sessions with a tutor. Online sessions are designed to be as much like face-to-face sessions as possible. After logging into the online calendar, look for a tutor with “online tutoring” beneath their name. In the appointment form, select “Yes - Schedule Online Appointment.” When it’s time for your session, return to the calendar and click on your appointment time to open the appointment form, which contains a link for you to join the session. If your computer isn’t equipped with a camera, or if your internet connection can’t support videoconferencing, you can use the system’s instant messaging tools, or you can call the Writing Center to have a conversation with your tutor over the phone.

  • e-Tutoring/written feedback. e-Tutoring provides writers with written feedback on drafts. (If you are at an earlier stage of the project or have more urgent questions, we recommend an online session, described above.) When making your appointment, look for a tutor with “e-Tutoring” beneath their name. In the appointment form, select “Yes - Schedule e-Tutoring,” and upload your paper for the tutor to read. Please note that all e- Tutoring appointments must be made for 60 minutes. This is the time the tutor will read and respond to your work. Afterward, your tutor will upload comments to the appointment form and email you a copy.

For additional questions, email the Writing Center at, or call us at 208-885-6644.

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