What is VAWLT?
Getting started with writing and research can be a daunting step. VAWLT can help you get organized and learn new strategies to keep your writing projects on track and on time.
UMaine Winter Session Hours
Tutoring Appointment Live Availability for Winter 2017 term
General availability (excluding holidays), or contact email@example.com for special requests:
Schedule a Tutoring Session
Sign-in with your UMS credentials to choose an appointment time:
How VAWLT works
We can give you writing feedback by video-conference, phone, or email
We provide asynchronous and live feedback on your work. You can:
set up a phone or video conference for a face-to-face experience with a tutor who can view and comment on your work while you are talking
share a draft and any related materials for an assignment for paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on your work
provide tutorials and resources to help you build your academic writing and research skillset
What kind of feedback do we give?
We ask questions and comment on content, format, and grammatical choices in your text, pinpointing those places in your writing where we can help you to:
find your thesis, transition between your thoughts, and clarify the topic of each of your paragraphs
quote, introduce, and cite your sources in APA & MLA format
create grammatical constructions and well-punctuated sentences
What kind of feedback don’t we give?
Our process is interactive and inductive: we ask lots of questions, and we prompt you to pursue your own ideas. We don’t provide a suggested topic, if you’re not sure what to write about. We won’t change language or correct punctuation and mechanics for you, but we WILL provide resources to help you build your skills in punctuation and grammar usage! We want you to take ownership of your writing process: we won’t forget about your voice.
Multiple Modalities for All Types of Learners
Submit a draft for the Winter team to comment on with 24-business hours, or schedule a time during our "Live" hours for support via Google Hangout!