Hours

Make an Online Appointment

Call

601-979-0694, 601-979-0989

Email

wrightcenter@jsums.edu

Location

H. T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons

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Individual Tutorial Sessions

Now you can make an Online Appointment!

Why? To become an effective writer and speaker–like a professional. All professionals seek feedback on their writing, presentation, or research projects. In the Richard Wright Center (RWC), trained peer tutors answer your questions and talk talk with you about your ideas as you are in the process of developing them.

In the RWC, you can talk through and seek feedback on

  • your ideas or argument
  • your research
  • your class or conference presentation – And more!

You can ask questions about

  • assignments
  • strategies for overcoming “writer’s block”
  • strategies for revising and editing
  • organization and supporting evidence
  • resources and reference materials
  • documentation styles (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago) – And more!

 

To work one-on-one with a tutor:

  1. Make an appointment. Try to make your appointment for at least 2 days before the paper is due, so you have time afterwards to think through your ideas and make important changes.
  2. Have your assignment sheet with you, if you have one.
  3. Arrive with a question, notes, or a draft. If you don’t have one, that is okay. Note: if you have a 15-page paper, please let us know about particular issues you you would like to focus on in the session.
  4. Be present mentally as well as physically. A tutorial session is a conversation about your writing; tutors will need your input as much as you need theirs.