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OSU Writing Center adds new e-tutoring option

The OSU Writing Center is now offering flexible e-tutoring sessions. These correspondence sessions, called asynchronous sessions, allow students to upload their assignment when making an appointment. They then receive feedback from their consultant within 48 hours. The consultant will embed comments throughout the assignment, utilize track changes when noticing common errors, and if needed, provide a letter to the writer with feedback.

These sessions are being offered under the "E-Tutoring (Asynchronous) Spring 2020" scheduler.

Previously, online synchronous sessions were conducted live with a consultant. That option and the new asynchronous option remain available through the end of the spring semester and the summer term.

“Now more than ever the Writing Center is a needed resource for students. People are feeling isolated, and the sudden change to classes going all online and the need to stay at home is causing many students to feel like they have lost their support system,” OSU Writing Center Associate Director Laura Tunningley said. “Having Writing Center sessions available in both synchronous online and asynchronous e-tutoring options gives writers that resource, as well as a consultant who is giving them encouragement, listening to their concerns and is working collaboratively with them on their assignment.

“The OSU WC is here to also support faculty during this time, as we know this is a learning curve for all of us. You are not alone in your writing, and the Writing Center is here to stand beside you and support you as we work together to maintain and even refine writing instruction.”

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