Making an Appointment in the Writing Workshop

How to Make an Appointment with a Writing Tutor

To make an appointment ahead of time, please log in to TutorTrac with your Williams credentials. For those unfamiliar with TutorTrac, please find step-by-step directions here.

After you make an appointment, you will receive an email with a link to Google Meet, and at the appointed time you and the tutor will both join the conversation.  This video will help you learn more about Google Meet, if you need assistance.

How to Visit a Writing Tutor as a Drop-In

To drop in to the Writing Workshop, go into TutorTrac during our posted hours and see who is working.

  • Click on the link under the tutor’s name and if Google Meet says there is only one person in the meeting, then the tutor is available.
  • If it says there are two people in the meeting, that tutor is already working with a student, and you can’t join the meeting.

How It Works

Writing Workshop sessions require you to log into a Google Meeting and then share your paper with the tutor using Google Docs. During the session, you and the tutor will talk over video conference about the paper, and the tutor will use the “suggesting” mode to comment on your draft with suggestions and ideas.

  • Please do not send your paper ahead of the appointment unless the tutor has specifically asked you to.
  • You must be present at the appointment for your work to be reviewed; we can’t simply comment on a paper and send it back to you.
  • After the session, remove the tutor from your “share” list, so that the paper is only visible to you again.

NOTE: All appointment times are listed in TutorTrac in EST, but Google Meet will change the time of your appointment based on your location. Make sure to log in at the right time.