The Writing Center provides a variety of free tutoring services to DSU’s students. Our mission is to help students become better writers by approaching their assignments as a process of invention, writing, and revision, and we pride ourselves in creating better writers, not just better papers.
The Writing Center has developed a wide range of services to meet the needs of every student on or off campus. General, online, off-site, and departmental tutoring options are available to every student at Dixie State, which allows us to help you through a variety of effective and convenient formats.
Policies & Procedures
The ideal tutoring session involves a student and tutor who are both actively engaged in the tutoring process. Students who visit the Writing Center should come prepared with an assignment description and any necessary materials and should be familiar with the Writing Center’s policies and procedures.
The Writing Center is not a proofreading service (we prefer to focus on teaching rather than fixing). The responsibility to write at a high academic standard remains the student’s. While tutors provide feedback for paper improvement, tutors’ primary responsibility is to teach writing principles. Additionally, although the Writing Center is not a proofreading service, it does provide feedback on a wide range of writing concerns, including grammar and usage. The primary concern of the Writing Center, however, is to teach students how to address their own writing concerns, not necessarily correct all of a student’s mistakes.
The Writing Center welcomes both walk-ins and appointments; however, appointments do have priority over walk-ins. Students are allowed two nonconsecutive, thirty-minute appointments per day. Students who are more than five minutes late to an appointment forfeit their appointment time. Additionally, online appointments must be made at least one hour in advance.
What to Bring
Students who visit the Writing Center should come prepared with an assignment description. Students are welcome to either bring print or electronic copies of their work to their tutoring sessions. Additionally, students are encouraged, though not required, to bring any other materials that might help a tutor understand an assignment’s scope or parameters.