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Writers' Studio
Writers' Studio

Writers' Studio Appointments

CoVID-19 Procedures
The Writers' Studio will be open for face-to-face and online appointments during Academic Year 2020-2021. For online appointments, you may choose between synchronous (real-time) Online and asynchronous eTutoring appointments. Please think carefully about which option would work best for you:
Online appointments take place in real time using a text chat, document-sharing whiteboard area, and/or audio/video features. For example, if you have an Online appointment scheduled from 10-11am, you will meet with your tutor at that time, online rather than in person. If you and your tutor each have a webcam and microphone, you will be able to see and speak to one another. If you or your tutor do not have these features, or if you choose not to enable them, you will talk with your tutor using WCOnline's real-time chat feature.
eTutoring appointments do not take place in real time. Rather, you upload a draft to your appointment and your tutor returns the draft to you with comments by the end of your appointment time. If you choose the eTutoring option, you will not interact directly with the tutor. Therefore, eTutoring is most appropriate for final editing, proofreading, and citation or documentation checks. It is not ideal for developing, organizing, expanding, or revising a draft, and obviously it is not a good option for helping you to understand an assignment or come up with ideas. For those needs, you should choose either a face-to-face or Online appointment option.
Where is the Writers' Studio?
You can find us on the third floor of Jordan Hall, Rm. 304.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Go to WCOnline and register using your Butler email address. You can also cancel and reschedule your appointments via WCOnline. Please be courteous about cancellations! We know your schedule can change at the last minute, but whenever possible, we ask for at least two hours’ notice prior to a cancellation.
Please note that tutors will wait 10 minutes for you to arrive for your appointment. If you arrive after 10 minutes, your appointment will be marked as a "no show," to allow us to assist other writers. After three no-shows in one semester, your account will be disabled and you will not be allowed to make appointments at the Studio for the rest of the semester.
Do I Have to Make an Appointment?
Yes. Making an appointment is the best way to ensure a tutor will be available when you need one.
Should I Bring a Hard Copy?
We're happy to print papers if you really need us to, although our commitment to going green means we encourage tutors to work with your writing on-screen.
What If I Have a Question?
The Studio staff can be reached at 317-940-9804 during regular Studio hours. You can also contact Dr. Sunny Hawkins, the Director of Peer Tutoring, at shawkin1@butler.edu or 317-940-6892.

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