TRiO writing assistance

Effective writing is an essential component of practically any university major, and it is a valuable tool you will use for the rest of your life. The TRiO Scholars Program offers writing assistance for classes across the curriculum. Take advantage of our tutoring in writing by making an appointment or sending us your paper online.

You can receive tutoring during any point of the writing process—brainstorming, pre-writing, drafting, or revision. So don't feel as if you can only bring in finished papers; you can get assistance brainstorming for papers as well. You can also get assistance with grammar and punctuation issues. Need assistance with MLA or APA documentation? We can help! TRiO tutoring can assist you with the issues surrounding citation and plagiarism.

The writing tutor on staff, Heather Williams, can help you with almost all of your writing needs.

What classes are eligible for writing assistance?

You can get one-on-one assistance with writing skills across the curriculum. Feel free to bring in your writing from any course—English, core humanities, history, journalism, education, science, etc. You can also bring in your technical documents—resumes, CVs, scholarship applications, personal statements, or cover letters. You can get help with just about any project that requires writing.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule appointments as you need them throughout the semester, or you can set up regular weekly or monthly appointments. Although walk-ins are welcome, it's a good idea to schedule an appointment through bookings. You can call the TRiO office (775) 784-6044 or Heather's direct line (775) 682-8789. If you are unable to get an appointment because the schedule is full, you can email your papers to Heather and receive help online.

If time is of the essence, and you can't get an appointment with Heather, the Writing and Speaking Center is available as well.

How long are appointments?

For a one to three page paper, it is appropriate to schedule a 30 minute appointment. For longer papers, or if you feel you will need extra assistance, you'll want to schedule an hour long appointment. Remember to always bring a copy of the assignment with you to the appointment.