We recommend that you make an appointment with the Writing in History tutors early in the writing process. Keep in mind that the department;s tutoring program tends to get very busy during some weeks of the semester. Accordingly, planning ahead is necessary.
|Florida International University is transitioning to remote learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of History’s writing tutors and tutoring program are responding by shifting all tutoring appointments to be held online through at least Saturday, April 4th. To schedule a tutoring session during this period, please follow the directions for making an online appointment provided below.|
Online tutoring is available, but limited. Please make sure to read the instructions on the top of the slotted page, and make an appointment at least 48 hours prior to the day you choose. You can make an appointment in the following link; Online Writing in History scheduling site.
Please make sure to bring the assignment sheet or essay prompt and any other supporting material you may have been provided by the course instructor or teaching assistant, such as the grading rubric, writing and citation guidelines etc. Also, bring a printed copy of the paper you would like to review with the tutor.
A tutoring session lasts for 45 minutes. During that time you will have the opportunity to discuss the writing aspects of your paper and receive feedback from the tutor. Your tutor will first discuss “global” issues with you; for instance, they will determine whether you have a strong thesis statement and check if the paper adheres to basic university-level expectations with regard to structure and organization.
Please remember that the tutors will not edit or proofread your papers for you. Their goal is to provide you with the tools to become a better writer and help you communicate your ideas in more effective ways.