At AUNE, students have multiple options for writing support. These are listed below, along with instructions for access. Note that in a typical session, a tutor can work with you on a paper up to 5 pages in length. Longer papers may benefit from multiple sessions.
In-person Writing Support at AUNE
Use our online registration system to reserve a session with an AUNE Writing Center tutor during the Writing Center’s regularly scheduled hours. You are also welcome to come into the Writing Center on a drop-in basis, first come, first served.
Phone Support with an AUNE Writing Center Tutor
As with in-person tutoring, use our sign-up link to reserve a session with an AUNE Writing Center tutor during the Writing Center’s regularly scheduled hours. If available, also reserve the hour prior to the phone session; during that hour, the tutor will review the paper independently. On the sign-up form, indicate that the session will be via phone, and list your phone number (in case of technical glitches). Attach your folder using the yellow paper icon at the top of the sign-up page, so you and the tutor can view the paper during the session. Call the AUNE Writing Center at the scheduled time, 603-283-2414. You and the tutor will view the paper simultaneously.
Support via Skype with an AUNE Writing Center Tutor
Follow the instructions for phone support above. On the survey form, indicate that the session will be via Skype, and list your Skype contact name and your phone number (in case of technical glitches). As with phone support, if the hour prior to the tutoring session is available, sign up for it as well, so the tutor can review the paper during that slot. Then, at the reserved hour, begin a Skype session. You’ll need to add “aune.tutors” as a contact, and the Writing Center will need to add your Skype name as a contact. You and the tutor will review the paper simultaneously. You’ll need a little time at the start of the first Skype session to get the system in place. If there are technical difficulties, call the AUNE Writing Center.
Virtual Writing Center (VWC) Support Online
The VWC is a service offered through AU Seattle and open to students on all AU campuses. You’ll submit your paper electronically, and a tutor will email you feedback, normally within 24-48 hours. To access the VWC, follow the steps below:
- Go to the AU portal and sign in.
- In the Launch Pad, upper left corner of the screen, click on the “Virtual Writing Center” icon.
- Under “Submit Your Writing” in the center of the page, click on “e-tutoring,” and you’ll see instructions on how to submit a paper for feedback. There’s also a link to a 3-minute video on the submission process, which is very useful.
- If you have difficulty accessing the VWC, contact the VWC Coordinator, Denny Russell, email@example.com, or 937-769-1657.
Please note that dissertation-specific writing support is available, both in-person and virtually. If you would like support on a dissertation, contact the AUNE Writing Center Coordinator, John Dunham Phone: 603-283-2414, before signing up for tutoring.