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The English Writing Tutors support writers by helping them understand the goals of academic writing across the disciplines. You should make an appointment with an English writing tutor if you want assistance with the following:

  • understanding and interpreting the  requirements of an assignment;
  • brainstorming, developing, or clarifying ideas;
  • shaping effective thesis statements; 
  • engaging in critical analysis; 
  • creating organizational plans and focusing an argument;
  • making strong claims, providing supporting evidence, and addressing the “So what?”;
  • recognizing and correcting grammatical and mechanical errors.

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