Writing Tutoring

General Information

Free writing assistance is available for all undergraduate and graduate students in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at Tufts. Graduate Writing Consultants work with undergraduate and graduate students to plan, draft and revise papers. Consultations are also available for longer writing projects such as senior theses and dissertations. Before booking your first appointment, please read our FAQ and familarize yourself with our policies.

To book an appointment, log into SIS, click on the gear icon, and choose "Webcenter and Tutor Finder" from the drop-down menu. When you get to Tutor Finder, click "View Available Tutoring Subjects," then click "Writing for any class," and reserve the time you want.

Writing Consultants also hold drop-in Hours (no appointment needed!) during the fall and spring semesters at these times and locations:

  • Tisch Library (Room 224): Sundays through Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
  • Africana Center: Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Women's Center: Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm

What We Offer

For Undergraduates:

For Graduate Students:

 

Policies and Limitations
  • ARC services are open to any undergrad or grad student in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on the Medford Campus only. Due to administrative and budgetary restrictions, we regret that the ARC is unable to offer services to graduate students enrolled in Tufts professional schools. Click here for alternate resources for Fletcher and the Boston and Grafton campuses.
  • Appointments are limited to one session per day and three sessions per week. Students are limited to 15 hours of writing tutoring per semester.
  • Students must give at least six hours' notice if they need to cancel an appointment with a writing consultant. Any student who cancels with short notice or who does not show for an appointment must to wait a full week before making another appointment. If a student is regularly a no-show, we reserve the right to suspend that student's use of our services for the remainder of the semester.
  • Consultants will only work with a student on a take-home exam IF the student presents written permission from the professor at the time of the appointment and makes it clear when signing up for the appointment that the assignment is a take-home exam.
  • Making an appointment for another student or bringing another student's work to a writing tutoring session is expressly forbidden. The student attending the session must be the same student who booked the appointment and must bring his/her own paper. Violating this rule may result in a suspension of ARC services as well as disciplinary action.
  • In the case of group writing projects, one student may make the appointment but the entire group should attend (unless the individual student only wants to work on his/her contributions).

 

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