By rhaslam on 10:10 am
Can’t find an open appointment time? Try our waiting list. To join, log in to the scheduler and click the clock dial above the day you need an appointment. Enter your cell number, and the system will send you text messages when we have cancellations or no-shows. Open times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need additional details or help, read our instructions, stop by Kimpel 315, or call us during business hours at 575.6747.
By Writing Center on 10:05 am
Wednesday, December 11, the Quality Writing Center opens at 10:00 a.m. when we begin tutoring scheduled appointments in Kimpel Hall. We will tutor in our Kimpel and Mullins locations today. Mullins will be open from 2:00 to 5:00. In order to allow our tutors and support staff time to travel home safely and not miss their buses, we will close both locations at 5:00 p.m. All appointments scheduled before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are canceled due to the university’s closing and travel conditions. Students with canceled appointments should log in to the scheduler and select another time later in the week. Again, we apologize for the difficult circumstances.
By Writing Center on 7:58 am
On Tuesday, December 10, the Quality Writing Center opens at 12:30 p.m. We will begin tutoring scheduled appointments at 1:00 p.m. in Kimpel Hall. All tutoring will occur in our Kimpel location today, so students with Mullins appointments should report to 315 Kimpel to meet their tutors. In order to allow our tutors and support staff time to travel home safely and not miss their buses, we will close at 5:00 p.m. All appointments scheduled before 1:00 p.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are canceled due to the university closure and the difficult travel conditions. Students with canceled appointments should log in to the scheduler and select another time later in the week. We apologize for the difficult circumstances.
By Writing Center on 9:39 pm
By rhaslam on 12:39 pm
QWC Tutors begin fall 2013 tutoring Tuesday, August 27. During the first two weeks of classes, we will offer limited tutoring hours in Kimpel Hall. Appointments are now available on our web-based scheduler. Our Mullins Library satellite opens Monday, September 9. Tutors will then be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kimpel and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Mullins. Our Mullins staff works Monday through Thursday, and we serve Kimpel clients all week long. We look forward to meeting many of the 25,000-plus members of this year’s historic University of Arkansas student body. Our staff enjoys their work reading and tutoring all the exciting student writing generated across campus.
By rhaslam on 1:52 pm
All first-year orientation visitors are welcome guests at the Writing Center. We encourage parents and students to come by Kimpel 316 anytime between 9 and 4 to meet our summer staff. You may also contact Director Bob Haslam (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a meeting. Although we have two locations during the fall and spring semesters, we’re all here in Kimpel for the summer sessions. We hope you’ll find time to drop by and learn how our tutors help students improve their writing.
By rhaslam on 3:55 pm
QWC tutors are now available for summer appointments. We have face-to-face appointments available during the May Intersession. During Summer I, students may select from three tutoring options. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., M-F, our tutors are available for face-to-face tutoring, online email tutoring, and online chat tutoring. From 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., M-Th, we also have a online tutor available for email and chat tutoring. Our evening tutor will not be available for face-to-face sessions, as the center doors will close at 4:00 p.m. daily.
To make a summer tutoring appointment, log on to the scheduler or call us at 479.575.6747. Check our site for more information on online email tutoring and online chat tutoring. We hope to see you soon.
By rhaslam on 7:10 am
This summer we will have chat tutoring available all day long. Our chat tutors use Blackboard’s Collaborate to meet students in a private online room equipped with live audio and a file sharing application. QWC chat tutorials are different than our online email tutorials, which do not require students to meet us online. The online email tutor comments on the uploaded paper and returns it by email. By contrast, chat tutoring provides the advantage of live one-on-one interaction. During a chat tutorial, students talk with their tutors about any phase of the writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to citing sources, and many students revise their papers during their sessions.
When you select the chat option, make sure to upload your paper before your appointment and please remember to paste your tutor’s URL into your browser 5-10 minutes before your appointment time. You can find your tutor’s URL at the top of the appointment form, or you can check here.
We’ve created a Chat Tutoring page that explains how to meet your tutor online and includes FAQs. Please email Bob Haslam (email@example.com) or call 479.575.2527 with any questions. (photos by Shelby Gill)
By Writing Center on 7:55 pm
A Quality Writing Center student employee has been awarded a trip to the Eta Sigma Phi 85th Annual Convention at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Rachael Neville, senior classical studies major and QWC receptionist, was inducted into Eta Sigma Phi, an honorary classical studies society, in December 2012. Rachael’s high GPA in Ancient Greek and Latin courses earned her membership. Eta Sigma Phi was founded in 1914 at the University of Chicago by a group of undergraduate students who wished “to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities,” according to the society’s constitution.
The annual convention is hosted each year by a local chapter, and university chapters across the country send delegates. Rachael arrives at the convention April 5 and will compete in a friendly “certamen,” Latin for academic competition, that evening. Saturday, she will enjoy professorial presentations and academic activities on the Wake Forest campus. Students will have the option to adorn themselves in ancient dress for Saturday evening’s traditional banquet, which includes a performance by Professor Gellar-Goad’s Greek and Roman Comedy class. We congratulate Rachael for her fine academic performance and her membership in Eta Sigma Phi. We also thank her for her several years of helpful service to QWC students. (Thanks to Shelby Gill for her reporting and writing!)
By rhaslam on 8:51 pm
By rhaslam on 7:19 pm
By rhaslam on 1:02 pm
Happy New Year! QWC tutors resume Kimpel Hall service on Monday, January 14. Appointments are now available on the scheduler. Kimpel tutors work M-Th, 9-5; and F, 9-4. Our Mullins satellite opens on Monday, January 28, and tutors will be available M-Th, 2-8. All QWC tutors work by appointment, so we encourage students to plan ahead and schedule time online. Welcome back–we’ll see you soon.