Writing Assistance

The Writing Assistance Program at Jefferson’s East Falls campus strives to create a welcoming, accessible environment where students can come to receive individualized writing instruction in engaging tutoring sessions. Our trained, professional writing tutors assist Jefferson undergraduate and graduate students with writing assignments for any course, at any stage of the writing process.

The Writing Assistance Program envisions tutoring as a process of empowerment; we aim to help you succeed independently as a writer by developing a long-term, complex skill set. In other words, we want to help make you a better writer for life, not just for one assignment.

Have questions?  Check out our FAQ for faculty and for students.

Attend our International Write-In on Wednesday, December 4th 2019 from 12pm – 8pm in Gutman Library! Come write with your community of peers, eat some holiday treats, and receive on-the-spot research help and writing feedback. At the beginning of each hour, Lauren-Elise Kadel, PhD, will be providing a rotating series of five-minute “ignite” talks on topics relevant to student writers. More information about the event can be found in our flyer.

To make an appointment:

  1. Log in to Starfish using your WebAdvisor username and password.
  2. Scroll down to “Your Services.”
  3. Click on “Schedule Appointment.”
  4. Select the reason for your appointment and hit “Continue.”
  5. In the top left side, select the date range for when you’d like to schedule an appointment (click on the range first, then use the calendar below to select the date). All available appointments during that range should then appear.
  6. Then select the time for your appointment. The default for all appointments is 30 minutes; however, if you select a 30 minute appointment with a tutor that has another 30 minute appointment available immediately afterwards, on the next page you can change the duration of your appointment to make it a one hour appointment. Select “Continue.”
  7. Change the duration of your appointment if you wish, and double-check that the appointment information is for the date and time that you wanted. You may also fill in the text box to give your tutor more information about the reason for your visit. If everything looks correct, select “Confirm.”
  8. After you schedule the appointment, you will receive a confirmation email to your Jefferson email account.

Online writing assistance:

If you are unable to visit the Academic Success Center in person, we also offer online writing assistance via Zoom (a free and easy to use web-conferencing tool, which allows us to share screens so we can both look at and edit the same electronic document together). If you are interested in scheduling a Zoom appointment, contact tutoring@jefferson.edu.  

If a real-time video appointment doesn't work for you, you can also request that a tutor provide you with written feedback by completing this form. Once we receive your submission, your tutor will provide you with written feedback via email within 48 hours (Monday - Friday). We request that you limit your submissions to one submission per day.

If you have any questions, or do not receive a response within 48 hours (Monday - Friday), please call the ASC at 215-951-2799, or send an email to tutoring@jefferson.edu (ATTN: Online Writing Assistance in the subject line).  You can find more information about online writing assistance here.

Click here to submit your paper for written feedback via email.


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