Online tutoring services available at Lesley University.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINESAll students enrolled in the Center for the Adult Learner, off-campus cohorts, low-residency, or online degree-granting programs through Lesley University may submit drafts of papers assigned in their courses for online tutoring. Trained peer tutors review these drafts to provide advice and guidance to assist students in improving their writing and correcting errors.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING PAPERS FOR ONLINE TUTORINGDraft papers should be sent as Word document file attachments to email to the Online Tutoring Manager at the following email address: email@example.com
Please see technical procedures below.In your email message, the following information must be provided:
(See also, “Our Support/Your Preparation” below).
If you do not receive an automatic response that acknowledges receipt, please follow up with us to inquire about your paper within 24 hours.
Your paper will be returned to you within two business days after the date of receipt (as long as the draft is received by 5 PM EST by Anhar Mulla.) Papers that exceed 10 pages of text (based on text being double-spaced, 12 point font size, 1" page margins) will take longer to return. The deadline for the return of assignments that exceed 10 pages of text will be determined by the Online Tutoring Manager.
You may submit as many assignments as you wish while you are enrolled as a student. If you have done substantial revisions to your paper and would like us to review it again, please do so by following the same submission procedure as you did previously. All requests for tutoring, including re-submissions of previous assignments, must be sent to the online tutoring manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) first. Every effort will be made to have the same tutor review the re-submitted paper for the sake of continuity and consistency. Please allow yourself enough time to make final revisions to the paper before the submission deadline given by your professor.
TECHNICAL PROCEDURESPlease submit your paper as an attachment to the email message you send us.The document you send should be saved as a Microsoft Word file (filename.doc or filename.docx).To save the document, please select the “Save As” option under the “File” menu that appears on the top line of your screen. It will open up a window where you can choose the location you can save it in (such as under "My Documents" or on your "Desktop", etc.).In the small window where you are required to type in the filename, please put your last name as part of the filename.In the same window, you should have another drop-down menu that gives you different formats such as "Word document" Save your paper as a Word document (filename.doc or filename.docx) only.Once you have saved your paper, you simply open up your email, compose a message and attach the file. All email programs have an option to attach a file. There is usually either a label that says "attachment" or "attach" or a paper clip icon somewhere near the area where you insert the email address and the message. If you click on that or a button near it that says “Browse”, it will open a window where you can search for the file that you want to send with your email. By clicking onto the filename, it will attach the file to your email. Some email programs require you to click on an "attach" button after you have selected the file.
If you have any difficulties sending your paper, please contact Anhar Mulla (email@example.com) and she will give you more detailed instructions. Please send her a message through her email, which she will be checking regularly. In case you are unable, for technical reasons, to send her an email, you can leave a message at 617-349-8299, and she will contact you by phone.
OUR SUPPORT/YOUR PREPARATIONPlease ask specific questions that you would like the tutor to address. We can answer questions about: large-scale issues such as paper focus, organization, development and academic style, and sentence-level items such as word choice, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
We will work individually with you to explore the strengths and weaknesses of your paper. The online writing support is not intended to correct or edit your paper, but to support your development as a better writer.
For questions regarding citations, please consult the MLA or APA style guides, which are also linked to the Sherrill Library webpage.
Tutors will provide feedback on general principles of writing and make suggestions on grammar and style. However, the final structure and content of the paper is the responsibility of the writer; the writer generates the prose and arguments and makes the final revisions.
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Campus location: Quad CampusDoble Hall, Suite 220617.349.8459
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tutoring hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.