Wheeling Jesuit University
Academic Resource Center Policies

Editing & Proofreading
The ARC writing tutors do not edit or proofread papers.  Instead, they ask questions about your paper, offer suggestions for improvement, and their goal is to help students become better writers.  You and your tutor will work together to brainstorm ideas, organize points, develop a thesis statement, and more.

Do not wait until a day or two before your writing assignment is due to make an appointment.  Make your appointment early.  If you wait, you may not be able to get an appointment.  In addition, you may need more than one appointment to see any real improvement in your writing.

Long Papers
In order for the ARC writing tutors to have enough time to read and discuss writing assignments, all papers that are six (6) double-spaced pages or longer MUST be given to the ARC receptionist at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.  If your long paper is not submitted 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, you will not be allowed to engage in tutoring, and you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Documenting Sources
You can receive help with APA, MLA, or Chicago documentation, but the writing tutors will not edit an entire reference page, works cited page, or bibliography.  Instead, the tutor will check two or three references with you to learn whether you are doing them correctly.  You are expected to check the remainder of your references.

“Standing” Appointments
All WJU students should have equal access to ARC tutors.  If you wish to meet with a tutor on a weekly basis for a particular subject, please schedule your next appointment after you have attended your current appointment.

Tutor Requests from Non-WJU Students
The ARC can neither provide nor recommend academic peer tutors to anyone who is not currently enrolled in courses at Wheeling Jesuit University.  Moreover, ARC tutors cannot provide tutoring for courses taken at other institutions, even if you are enrolled in other WJU classes.

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