The Writing Center provides Departmental Tutoring to upper-division students who may have questions regarding a specific field’s conventions or styles. Additionally, Departmental Tutoring allows students to meet with tutors who have the same major. Consequently, departmental tutors are especially qualified to provide feedback on students’ content and ideas.
Through the Writing Center’s Departmental Tutoring program, ESL students can meet with a specific ESL writing tutor who is well-versed in core English grammar principles and has built a rapport with the ESL department’s students and instructors. A single, specialized ESL tutor allows ESL students to meet with a tutor who knows them individually, along with their respective strengths and weaknesses.
Appointments made with the Writing Center’s history-specific tutor allow students to meet with a tutor who is familiar with DSU’s history department’s instructors and assignments. Additionally, History Appointments allow students to review Chicago citations and formatting.
Psychology Appointments allow students to review APA formatting while meeting with an upper-division psychology student who’s familiar with DSU’s psychology department’s instructors and assignments. Psychology Appointments also offer students the opportunity to refine their writing while simultaneously reviewing content.
Upper-Division English Appointments
Upper-Division English Appointments are catered for English majors who need feedback on MLA style, as well as with upper-division content. The Writing Center’s Upper-Division English tutor specializing in various essay and analysis styles and is also an upper-division English major.