Tutoring Support for WI Courses

The Writing Center 

The Writing Center provides writing support for all students, post-docs, staff, and faculty and their writing tasks across the curriculum, specifically including Writing Intensive courses. Some of their staff are Writing Fellows: graduate students from across the campus who are hired and trained to assist students in WI courses. All Writing Center tutors come from a variety of academic backgrounds, and work to familiarize themselves with a wide array of writing styles and formats in order to be helpful to an equally wide array of students.

In order to support your WI course, the Writing Center’s professional staff will contact you via email prior to courses beginning each semester. That email will typically offer outreach presentations and service updates, request assignments and information, and provide contact information. You can always request that information via writingcenter@missouri.edu as well. If you’re interested in requiring, recommending, or otherwise building Writing Center support into your WI course, please contact them!

Writing tutors are available to help all writers at MU with any stage of their writing process, on any writing task, including course-based assignments and application materials. MU Writing Center tutoring focuses on both Higher Order Concerns and later order concerns, but never crosses into editing for the student. Their tutors will always seek to support the goals of your assignments and courses with great questions and considerations for revision but will never discuss grades with or edit/write for the students. 

WI support is available year-round via the Online Writery and synchronously via video or on-campus sites during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Your students can access the Writing Center in the following ways: 

·  To schedule an appointment with a tutor, they can log on to the Online Writery with their pawprint and password. The appointment details will include the campus site or Zoom options available, and they will be routed to an appropriate tutor for their course. 

·  The Online Writery is also where they can submit a document for review. This service is available 24/7/365.