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Writing Center FAQ

Where is the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is in H.L. Griffin Hall in room 107. H.L. Griffin hall can be located on the campus map.

What are the Writing Center hours of operation?
Phone 482-5224 for information about the Writing Center hours. They can sometimes vary due to available personnel.

What services does the Writing Center provide?
The Writing Center provides a place where writing is central. Tutors provide guidance and share experience as writers. The computer lab is available for word processing and internet research. The Writing Center's mission does not include editing or proofreading essays. Please see the main page for what clients can expect from a tutoring consultation.

Who can use the Writing Center services?
Writing Center services are available to all members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (that is, anyone holding a currently valid ULID).

What is the cost of using Writing Center services?
Writing Center services are free to the members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community. The English department funds the Writing Center.

What kind of writing assistance for students is currently available in the Writing Center?
Currently, tutors assist writers on a one-to-one basis. Tutors help students at any stage of the writing process, from preliminary brainstorming to drafting and even final editing.

How does one schedule an appointment with a tutor?
Students can make appointments in three ways:

• Call 482-5224 to set up an appointment.
• Walk in to make an appointment (for a future tutoring appointment).
• Make an appointment online through TutorTrac (see “Schedule Appointments Online”) at http://studentsuccess.louisiana.edu/tutoring

Sometimes tutors are available for walk-in appointments, particularly early in the semester, but it’s best to make an appointment. It is very likely that the week you have an assignment due, others do, too.

Who tutors in the Writing Center?
Tutors in the Writing Center are mostly students themselves. Student tutors relate to common writing problems faced by their peers. Most of our tutors are graduate students in English. A few of our tutors are advanced undergraduates. The Director of the Center also tutors students.