First Time Here? Quick Start

Welcome to the QWC

This page will provide you with a quick description of our service. For additional information, please browse the tabs at the top of the page.

Tutoring Appointments

QWC_HOMEPAGE_2The QWC offers three types of tutors: (1) graduate tutors who help with any university writing assignment; (2) undergraduate peer tutors who help with Composition I & II papers; and (3) graduate specialist tutors–our subject area specialists in science.

All QWC tutors work by appointment. We offer face-to-face and online tutoring. Each service is explained in more detail below.

To meet with a tutor, click create an account at the top of the home page (pictured above). Then log in and schedule an appointment. For more detailed tutoring and appointment information, select the “What We Do” and “Tutoring” tabs or call us at 479.575.6747.

Face-to-Face Tutoring

tutor_rachael_a1When scheduling an appointment, the first selection in the form is face-to-face or online tutoring. Almost 80% of our clients select face-to-face and come to work with a tutor at Kimpel Hall or Mullins Library for 30 or 60 minutes. For a face-to-face appointment, bring your paper and a copy of your professor’s assignment sheet. Come with a plan–the tutor will ask you about your major areas of concern and will expect you to be an active participant in the conversation about improving the paper and your writing.

Online Email Tutoring

New PictureIf you would like an online email tutorial, have your paper ready in Word format. Make a 60-minute appointment, select the online email option, submit your assignment instructions, and upload your paper. At the appointment time, the tutor will read your paper, insert comments and feedback in the margins, and then email the paper to your uark account. You do not have to meet the tutor online. For more detailed information about online email tutoring, click here.

Resources and Handouts

Our Resources page provides you with links to the best Web resources on grammar, rhetorical, citation, and style issues. Popular sites include the Purdue OWL,, and APA Exposed. We link handouts and resources on how to write specific document types, such as proposals, book reviews, and resumes, and handouts that help with issues like punctuation and creating effective transitions.

Questions and Help

You’ll also find an FAQ tab above. If your concern is not covered, please send us a question, call, or drop by.

Quality Writing Center   /   315 Kimpel Hall   / 479.575.6747

Bob Haslam, Director