At the beginning of your appointment, the tutor will ask you what your goals are, and together you will discuss the areas you have identified. The tutor will ask you questions about your ideas and ask for clarification about your sentences. You will write notes to yourself about the changes you’d like to make to your paper. Together, you and the tutor will map out a revision plan that you’ll complete when you leave.
At the end of the appointment, you and the tutor will collaborate on a session narrative that describes what you discussed during the appointment and what you plan to do next. The tutor will send copies to you and your professor (although you can always request that the session narrative not be sent to the professor).
Our sessions have the goal of improving you as a writer, and not just in your paper. In light of this, we are not a simple proofreading service. It is important to us that you understand how to revise your own writing.