One-to-one writing tutoring is now available online.
We offer 30-minute and 50-minute online writing tutorials.
In a writing tutorial, you sit down with a writing instructor, review your assignment guidelines and whatever you have written so far, whether it is a full draft or a few rough notes.
The goal is to help you with whatever aspects of your academic writing need work: planning and outlining, structuring (an entire paper or any of its elements), grammar and sentence structure, argumentation, referencing, and so on. In a tutorial, we give you feedback on the assignment you bring in, and we teach you writing and editing techniques that you can apply in your future writing.
Online writing tutorials are very similar to regular writing tutorials except that instead of meeting face-to-face in an office, student and instructor meet online through the WCOnline interface. There is a video link where student and instructor can see one another's faces and interact, a central whiteboard to share assignment instructions and your draft, and a text chat function.
To book, cancel, or attend a writing tutorial, click here. Sign in using your utorid, then you will get a list of the writing centres you are eligible to use. Follow the UTSC writing centre link and you will see a calendar. White boxes are available tutorials. The tutorials you've booked appear in yellow. Click on a box that fits your schedule, answer three short questions, and you are signed up. You will get an email reminder of your appointment.
When it's time for your appointment, log in to WCOnline (using the link above), and click on your appointment (now showing in yellow). In the new window, click "Join an online consultation" (in red) and the web interface will open up.
WC Online is a web-based interface so you don't have to download anything on your computer. What you do need to do, however, is make sure you have high-speed wireless access and are in a quiet space where you can concentrate.