Writing Support Desk
◆ Important Notice ◆
The Writing Support Desk will reopen on September 3rd, 2021. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, throughout Autumn term 2021, all of the Writing Support Desk sessions will be conducted online.
What does Writing Support Desk do?
At the Writing Support Desk (WSD), peer students serve as tutors, supporting graduate and undergraduates with their writing work.
Students who come to the WSD are asked to talk and explain about their papers. In this process, students recognize problematic points in their papers. Therefore, by explaining the paper to someone, students are encouraged to “identify” and “resolve” these issues on their own. Students are welcome to talk about their papers at any stage of the writing process. Even if the students have not written any single word in their paper, the WSD tutors will serve as a venue for dialogue and discussions on matters related to the writing process. This may include brainstorming process to help students understand and identify a potential topic to work on. We help with both Japanese and English paper. Both languages are available in the session, too.（Frequent asked questions)
The document types we can support
ELA, GE, MAJOR...any kind of class is fine.
Thesis, Master's thesis, Doctoral dessertation
Other academic papers
As far as we can support in case the document you'd like us to help is the academic paper.
・WSD help with both Japanese and English paper. Both languages are available in the session, too.
・We do not help the papers for job hunting. Please ask advice of Placement group
How to reserve the tutorial session?
Please click the button to reserve a tutorial session. Each session is 40 minutes. Only up to 2 reservations can be made at one time.
・Please read the manual before you start using online reservation system.
・Reservation must be made by 18:00 before the day (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) of reserved session.
・Each session is 40 minutes in duration. You can reserve up to a total of two Writing Support Desk sessions and Proofreading (Academic English Support) at a time.
・If you are more than ten minutes late, your appointment time may be given to another student.
・If, for unavoidable reasons, you wish to cancel your appointment, please email the Center for Teaching and Learning (Writing Support) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorial Session Schedule
|Classes||Reserved Tutorials (40 min.)||Walk-In Tutorials|
In the Walk-In session, you can drop in anytime to discuss or receive advice on your writing without reservation.
We are not recruiting new tutors at the moment.
Center for Teaching and Learning (Writing Support)
Othmer Library 1F