Writing in History
The Writing in History tutors provide support to undergraduate students who are enrolled in courses offered by the Department of History (from 2000-level classes to senior seminars). Our tutors specialize in historical writing and can help you at any stage of your writing process.
Attention new and returning students: please be advised that we have changed the website we use for scheduling tutoring appointments from Slotted to Microsoft Outlook Bookings. The process and rules are essentially the same, and we have update the links below accordingly. All previously scheduled appointments created on Slotted through Friday, 6/10/2022 will be honored, and all new appointments beginning Monday, 6/13/2022 will be created on Bookings. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by calling the Department of History or reaching out to us at our new email address: email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of the tutoring service and your patience as we roll out our new scheduling service!
Make an appointment
We recommend that you make an appointment with the Writing in History tutors early in the writing process. Keep in mind that the tutoring program tends to get very busy in the last weeks of the semester. Planning ahead is necessary.
Online tutoring is available, but limited. Please make sure to read the instructions on the top of the Bookings page, and make an appointment at least 12 hours in advance. On the morning of your session, you will receive a confirmation email from the History Tutors. You can make an appointment on the Bookings website:
What to expect
Please read the following material for your advising session:
- the assignment prompt with any supporting material provided by the instructor/teaching assistant (e.g. writing guidelines or grading rubric)
- a printed copy of your paper for review with the tutor
A tutoring session lasts for 30 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. All In-Person tutoring sessions will take place in DM 397.
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.