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Online Peer Writing Tutoring

Peer tutoring in writing is available, through email, to MSSU Students. Student writers can receive assistance with any stage of the writing process:

Guidelines for Receiving Online Peer Tutoring in Writing

The Student Success Center is an instructional service, not an editing or paper writing service. Please do not expect the tutor to edit or write your paper for you. Trained tutors can help students in at least three ways:

1. Identify problem areas in student papers

2. Answer questions and provide instruction

3. Coach/guide students through the various stages of writing a paper.

Allow 48 hours (excluding weekends) for us to receive the paper and respond to your questions. Often, you and a peer tutor will exchange several email messages over a period of days. Make sure you write and send your paper well in advance of the due date. Do not wait until the last minute to submit your paper!

Format to Send Papers to Student Success Center via Email

  1. Make sure your paper is a Microsoft Word file; papers in other word processing programs will not be accepted.

  2. Send your paper as an email attachment to WritingHelp@mssu.edu.

  3. Include your correct email address.

  4. Identify specific questions in the paper that you want the tutor to address.

  5. The Student Success Center needs the following information: the instructor of the course, the course title and course number, your name, and a detailed description of the assignment.

Other Student Success Center Resources

In-Person Peer Writing Tutoring

To receive face-to-face tutoring in writing, students should visit the Student Success Center and sign up for each tutoring session they plan to attend. Students can choose from 24 different writing tutoring times each week. If these tutoring times don't fit students' schedules, they can make an appointment with a tutor.

Tutoring in Other Disciplines 

Tutoring is available for accounting, math, sciences, and general education classes on campus in the Student Success Center. For more information, call 659-3725 or email studentsuccesscenter@mssu.edu.

Online Resources for Writers

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