Individual writing tutorial appointments (up to 50-minute sessions) are available to any MU student for any writing project, including all course-related assignments, personal statements, cover letters, scholarship essays, creative writing pieces, or pretty much anything else you can think of that has sentences.
All appointments are free and completely confidential.
During your appointment, your tutor will work with you at whatever stage of the project you’re in, from the assignment sheet stage to final revisions.
You can make appointments online via the Online Writery, from your internet-connected device of choice. If you have questions, the easiest way to reach us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2021 Writing Tutoring Availability
Beginning August 23rd, and while classes are in session, we offer synchronous face-to-face appointments and online sessions via Zoom. You can see the available appointments by selecting “Schedule an Appointment” from the MyWritery tab (click that Make An Appointment button above to go to the Online Writery). You’ll receive your particular appointment meeting information, including a Zoom link if applicable, in the scheduling email. If you make your appointment at least a day in advance, you’ll also receive a reminder email the morning of your appointment.
Please pay careful attention to the Location in bold in those emails. Our physical sites cannot be switched to Zoom meetings in most cases.
For your safety and for the safety of our tutors, the Writing Center continues to ask that all of our in-person appointments continue to include appropriate mask wearing. We can provide one for you on-site if you don’t have one. You can find the most up-to-date information about pandemic-related health and safety policies here.
If you’re scheduling with a Writing Center tutor on campus this semester, you’ll see them in one of five sites:
At the rear of the Student Success Center, on the main floor.
At our Ellis Library site, located on the first floor Information Commons, at the rear of the building if you’re entering from Lowry Mall and just up the steps and to the right from the Bookmark Café, if you’re entering from the West entrance next to Speaker’s Circle.
In one of three residence halls: Bingham Commons (near Baha), Brooks (in the lobby), or Mark Twain (in the lobby).
In all sites, you’ll see a Writing Center table tent with a tutor’s name, as well as a masked writing tutor!
If you have a Zoom meeting, tutors will meet with you via Zoom and will expect you to share your screen (ideally both the assignment sheet and your project) so that you can read it together.
As always, we continue to respond (asynchronously) to your submissions via the Online Writery as well!
Writing Intensive (WI) Tutorials
If you’re enrolled in a WI course, you also have access to all of our WI tutors. These are graduate students from various disciplines across campus, usually familiar with the assignments and expectations of your course. When making an appointment for any WI courses, you’ll be routed to one of these tutors instead.