Online tutoring is designed for those students who cannot make it to campus for face-to-face tutoring during posted times.
To Access Online Tutoring
- Fill out the tutoring appointment form (https://webapps.mssu.edu/FormWizard/FormViewer.aspx?Id=92). Be sure to choose “yes” after “I am requesting online tutoring” on the form. This will send an email to the Student Success Center.
- Someone from the Student Success Center will email you to set up a time for your online session.
- To access the session, you’ll need to open Blackboard, and under “My Organizations,” choose “Student Success Center Tutoring.” The “Student Success Center & Tutoring” link also shows up in the left-hand column of Blackboard after you select one of your courses.
- Once you are on the Student Success Center Tutoring Community page, in the left-hand column, select “Join Scheduled Online Tutoring Session.” You should then see your session listed by the first name of your assigned tutor. Click on the name to enter the session.
- Once you are in the session, there will be a pink arrow in the lower right-hand corner. Click that in order to communicate with the tutor.
- After you finish your session, please click on “Post Online Tutoring Survey” and give your feedback.
For Online Writing Help
- Open Blackboard, and under “My Organizations,” choose “Student Success Center Tutoring.” The “Student Success Center & Tutoring” link also shows up in the left-hand column of Blackboard after you select one of your courses.
- Once you are on the Student Success Center Tutoring Community page, in the left-hand column, select “Submit Your Work to the Writing Studio.”
- On the next page, click on the link “Submit Your Writing Assignment Here” (about half way down the page).
- Copy and paste the “Feedback Request Form” into the Comments section and answer all the questions. Then upload your assignment as a Word document in the section titled “Assignment Submission.”
- After the tutor has responded to your submission, you can see the response by clicking the link (in the left-hand column) “See Your Writing Feedback."
- After you receive your feedback, please click on “Post Online Tutoring Survey” and leave your evaluation.
Online Resources for Writers
Avoiding Academic Dishonesty This site describes how to avoid the kinds of academic dishonesty commonly associated with writing. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and students should take all steps necessary to avoid it.
Harvard’s Writing Center This Web site offers many resources and printable handouts to help students with the stages of the writing process. The handouts include topics on many aspects of writing, from starting the paper to grammar and style errors.
Citation Machine Citation Machine is a free Web site which helps students with creating citations in both MLA and APA format. Although Citation Machine is limited to basic citations, it can be a helpful tool for students. Users should be careful to double check the results of Citation Machine against the instructor’s assignment guides and preferences.
Purdue University Guides The Purdue University online writing lab has many resources for writers, including how to find, evaluate, and document sources according to APA and MLA formats. Purdue OWL personnel will answer questions online from anyone, but they won’t read and respond to whole documents unless you’re a Purdue student. The Purdue OWL is linked to dozens of other online writing labs.