For Students - Writing Tutorials
What we offer:
Free tutorial sessions (up to 50 minutes long)
* Trained peer writing tutors
* Personalized attention to your specific needs
* Check the calendar on ACORN for available appointments called "Writing Tutorial"
* Or just drop by to see if a tutor is free to help you.
What to bring to a tutorial:
A sample of your writing
* This is not always necessary, but will help the tutor help you
* You can bring a draft of your assignment, or a paper that's already been graded. Best is to bring a printout of your work, rather than something on a screen (as this is easier to work with).
Information about the assignment
* Any instructions that your professor handed out to the class
Your questions, comments, and concerns
* Writing tutorials require your participation
* The more engaged you are, the more you'll get out of them
What we cannot offer:
Tutors cannot write, edit, or proofread your work for you
* Tutors will teach you how to self-edit your work, so you can become a successful writer
* Besides, too much help would be unethical and would violate Acadia's policy on academic integrity
Tutors cannot explain course-specific content
* Speak with your professor or teaching assistant, or visit the Acadia Tutoring Service
For additional information:
Take a look at our FAQs.
Need to cancel?
If you need to cancel your appointment, please log back in to ACORN and delete your booking (click here to do this). Whenever possible, provide 24 hours notice so that your appointment can be made available to someone else.
Please note that a student who fails to show up for 2 booked appointments — time another student could have used — will have their access to the tutorial service suspended. They will need to contact the Coordinator and apologize profusely for the suspension to be lifted.