What should I expect to happen during my session?
During your session, you and your tutor will work together to accomplish the goals you set at the start of the session itself. Common sessions involve you reading your paper while a tutor helps you identify some areas in your writing that you might want to revise. Sessions can also be spent brainstorming, learning how to edit, or accomplishing other writing and revising tasks. We can address any writing-related concerns you may have during your session.
How long will my session last?
Sessions last up to 45 minutes. The actual length will vary according to what you hope to accomplish during the session itself.
How do I schedule a session?
You can schedule a session by visiting www.kent.edu/writingcommons and clicking the "Schedule an Appointment" tab or by calling us during our normal business hours at 330-672-1787.
How do I let my teacher know I went to the Writing Commons?
When you schedule an appointment online, you can specify that you would like your instructor to receive a report. By choosing this option, you give the tutor the right to send your teacher notes about what occurred during the session.
Where is the Writing Commons located?
The Writing Commons is now located on the 4th floor of the Library. Take two left turns off the elevator or just one left turn from the stairs.
Who can use the computers in the Writing Commons?
The computer lab in the Writing Commons is an open lab during normal business hours. Printing is available on the first floor. The computers are equipped with Microsoft Office '07 (Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel) as well as Audacity for editing sound files. The lab is for school work and should be used according to school computer use policy.