The Writing Center is here to assist you as a Walton College student with all your communication (written and oral) needs. Our graduate and peer tutors are trained to teach you how to revise, edit, and proofread your papers; to teach you how to incorporate the use of visuals into your argument; and to teach you to organize your written documents by implementing typography. Our goal isn't to change a paper; it's to help you become a better communicator - something that will serve you far beyond your college career.
We encourage students to make appointments either using the scheduling software program or by calling the writing center at 479-575-5211.
When you meet with your tutor, he or she will ask you a few questions about your project. Usually, your tutor will ask you what you feel your needs are as far as writing and those needs will be addressed. If you have something created, the tutor may read your paper out loud; hearing your paper will help you locate the areas that need work.
At some point, you or your tutor may talk about editing issues such as grammar, usage, and punctuation. If you are having editing issues, we will gladly work with you by demonstrating the correct usage, pointing you to handouts that we have on our website, and/or referring you to a writing sourcebook, but we are not editors and will not edit your papers—that would be cheating.
While we do not mind you using our resource books, they are not to be taken outside of the writing center.