The Writing Center knows that Adult Undergraduate Studies (AUS) students have unique needs.
AUS students are often pressed for time, may need to learn or refresh their knowledge in formal academic writing, and may not be as connected to campus news as are our traditional students. The Writing Center strives to assist AUS students as they deal with these unique challenges.
Although the Writing Center highly encourages in-person tutoring sessions, AUS students’ time on campus may be very limited. Therefore, the center offers an online tutoring option.
10 Quick Tips
Answers to the ten most common questions AUS students have about academic writing.
Online Tutoring Services
Although we highly recommend one-on-one personal tutoring in the Writing Center, we recognize that this is not always possible for our AUS students. Online tutoring allows students who have no extra time to spend on campus to take advantage of our services.
Writing Fellow from several disciplines volunteer each semester to work with online clients. That way, students can access different perspectives and areas of expertise when submitting their papers, just as they can in regular Writing Center sessions.
Online Writing Fellows can provide assistance with anything from formulating a thesis statement to fine-tuning sections of a final paper. Keep in mind that online tutoring is limited - we cannot address, for instance, a lengthy project (more than seven or eight pages) effectively in a single online session. For such projects, plan on submitting sections over time. (Better yet, come in to the Writing Center for multiple face-to-face sessions.)
schedule an Online Tutoring session
1. Register your personal Writing Center account at www.carthage.mywconline.com. This step is very important, because we cannot give you feedback on your paper until your account has been established. if you already have a Carthage WCOnline account, you can ignore this step.
2. Compose an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of your email, include all of the following information:
- The name of the course for which the paper is assigned.
- The name and email address of the course instructor.
- Permission (if you wish) for the Writing Center to send the course instructor a report that you attended a session for his/her assignment.
- A description of the assignment/prompt (or attached copy).
- A description of the specific issues you want addressed in the paper.
3. Attach your paper (in Word format) to the email and send.
NOTE: If you are a Loyola Master of Social Work student, please see this page.