Writing Center Appointments
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Appointments are usually necessary to assure time with a tutor, although it's sometimes possible to meet with a tutor on a walk-in basis. During the peak weeks of the semester, you may want to call a full week ahead to make sure you can get an appointment. For an appointment in Pocatello, call (208) 282-3662; for Idaho Falls, call (208) 282-7925.
When you come in for your appointment, bring anything you have that's related to your writing project. If the teacher gave you a written assignment, bring it with you; if you wrote the assignment down in your notes, bring them. If your paper refers to specific books or articles, it's usually helpful to bring them, too...as well as any drafts or brainstorming you may already have done. The more we know about what you're working on, the more we can help!
You are welcome to make Writing Center appointments for up to 2 hours a week, for a maximum of one hour per day, so long as tutors are available. Appointments with students working on assignments of 1-5 pages are normally half an hour long, but hour long appointments can be made for longer assignments. With the director's permission, hour long appointments may also be made for students with documented learning disabilities and students whose first language is not English.
If you are more than 7 minutes late for an appointment, you may lose it and have to reschedule for a later time. If you find you won't be able to keep an appointment, please call to CANCEL AT LEAST FOUR HOURS BEFORE it is scheduled so someone else can use that time slot.
The bad news....
- If you make an appointment and don't show up for it twice, you may not make another appointment for the rest of the term. You can still use the Center as a "walk-in" if tutors are available.
- If you cancel an appointment with less than 4 hours' notice three times, you may not make another appointment for the rest of the term. You can still use the Center as a "walk-in" if tutors are available.
- Any combination of three no-shows or late cancellations will result in the loss of your appointment privileges for the semester. You can still use the Center as a "walk-in" if tutors are available.
Last Modified: 05/19/2014