Writing

Summer 2014

Student & Faculty Resources

Newtown Campus: 

Please stop in, call 215-968-8044, click on the Schedule Appointment link, or click on the Appointment Request link above to schedule or request an appointment. Drop-in hours for quick questions are also available.  Just walk-in to the Center during the times listed below (second table down).  Please stop in L210 or call with any questions. 

Tutoring for the Spring Semester ended Wednesday, May 21st. It will resume for Summer I on Tuesday, May 27th.

DAYTIME
(By Appointment)
Monday  10:00am-6:30pm
Tuesday  10:00am-6:30pm
Wednesday  10:00am-6:30pm
Thursday  10:00am-6:30pm
Friday Tutoring Center closed

Upper Bucks Campus:

The Tutoring Center at UBC is located in the North Building, Room 003.  Please stop in, call 215-258-7721, click on the Schedule Appointment link, or click on the Appointment Request link above to schedule or request an appointment. Please call Newtown at 215-968-8044 if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.
 
During Summer I, Writing Tutoring at UBC will be canceled if not scheduled. Daytime hours should be scheduled by 5pm the evening before, and evening hours should be scheduled by 10am the same day.
 
For the first week of Summer I, tutoring will be available Weds, May 28th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
 
The following schedule will begin Monday, June 2nd:
 
DAY
TIME

Monday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday

 4:30pm-6:30pm

 

Lower Bucks Campus: 

During Summer I, Writing Tutoring at LBC will be canceled if not scheduled. Daytime hours should be scheduled by 5pm the evening before, and evening hours should be scheduled by 10am the same day.

The Tutoring Center at LBC is located in the Library.  Please stop in, call 267-685-4825, click on the Schedule Appointment link, or click on the Appointment Request link above to schedule or request an appointment. Please call Newtown at 215-968-8044 if you have any questions or if you need further assistance. 

DAY
TIME

Monday

 4:30pm-6:30pm (except 6/16/14

Tuesday

 12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday  4:30pm-6:30pm (beginning 6/18/14)
Thursday

 N/A

Friday

 closed

 

Virtual Campus: 

Please call 215-968-8044 to request a Real-Time Online Tutoring appointment for Writing (including reading, study skills, and AESL), click on Schedule Appointment; or submit an Tutoring Appointment Request.  Please note that all appointments must be scheduled in advance.

Online Writing Form: To submit a paper or writing assignment to our asynchronous (not real-time) online tutoring form, please click on the link above. For information about real-time online tutoring, please click on the Online Tutoring link on the left-hand side.

Writing Tutors can assist currently enrolled students with writing, reading, study skills, and American English as a Second Language.

Students are permitted to meet with a writing tutor
for two thirty-minute face-to-face or online appointments per day. Second appointments will be scheduled based upon availability. Online writing tutoring counts as an appointment for the day.  If you would like a second Writing appointment for the same class or a different class, please call the Newtown Tutoring Center at 215-968-8044 or submit the Appointment Request Form to schedule.  

Please note:  If you would like to schedule a second appointment for the same class, the appointment start time must be one hour after the first appointment’s end time. For example, if your first appointment is from 10:00am-10:30am, a second appointment can be schedule for 11:30am-12:00pm. 

Please call the Newtown Campus at 215-968-8044 with any questions or concerns.

What We Can Do

  • help you with punctuation, including how to avoid comma splices and fragments
  • help you devise a method that will enable you to overcome spelling problems
  • help you learn how to proofread your papers
  • help you understand an assignment you've been given
  • help you get started on a particular paragraph or essay you are working on
  • help you improve a rough draft you are working on
  • help you with topic sentences for your paragraphs and thesis statements for your essays
  • help you to give your paragraph or essay more focus
  • help you revise or rewrite a paragraph or essay according to your instructor's suggestions
  • help you with all the aspects of your research paper

What We Can't Do

  • write any part of your paragraph or essay for you
  • be of much help if you come to the Center the day your paper is due
  • proofread your paragraph or essay for you
  • help you with an in-class essay
  • guarantee that you will get good grades
  • tutor for placement tests or standardized tests, such as the Praxis, the TOEFL, the NLN, etc.