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Writing Support

Writing Support

How Writing Support Can Help

We believe peer tutors can increase students’ skills and confidence in their writing. At the LAB, students can obtain guidance and feedback on any and all aspects of writing, such as:The Writing Support

  • Brainstorming and idea development
  • Discussing approaches for outlining
  • Developing and organizing papers
  • Considering clarity of language and ideas
  • Developing a strong thesis
  • Discussing strategies for revision
  • Improving grammar and punctuation
  • Effectively using style and tone
  • Honing editing and proofreading skills
  • Citing evidence/sources appropriately

Feel free to visit the LAB even if you’re unsure about how to begin a writing assignment or find yourself “stuck” during the process. You can also work with the LAB for feedback on creative writing projects as well.

While the LAB provides individual writing consultations, please keep in mind the following policies:

  • Peer tutors aim to engage you in conversation about your writing and enable you to make changes, but are not permitted to proofread or “fix” it on your behalf
  • Tutors may assist with take-home essay exams only if your professor has provided written permission or contacted the LAB directly
  • Tutors will not grade assignments or predict grades
  • While tutors do not interpret ideas or readings on your behalf, we can help you think about ways to further examine and clarify your own ideas


Preparing for Your Appointment

What to Expect During Your Session

Plagiarism and Other Policies

Tutorials and Writing Resources

Contact Information

Learning, Advising, and Balance
Carnegie Hall, First Floor
P: 510.430.3360

Last Updated: 12/19/18