Hours of Operation
M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
F 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: UBLB 3.206
(3rd Floor, near the stairs)
Phone number: 956-882-7065
M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Other times may be arranged by appointment
Our goal at the Writing Center is to assist and guide you to become a better, independent writer. We can help you with your writing assignments in any course at all steps of the writing process. We help you better understand your assignment, suggest methods for writing an essay, and provide assistance with basic grammar rules. In addition, we can help you use the online library databases and internet to begin gathering sources for your research. Our staff is knowledgeable in both MLA and APA formats. We can also help you prepare for the writing section of the TSI.
Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes long. When you come to the Writing Center, be sure to bring a copy of your assignment and any other materials that might be helpful, like your textbooks, notes, faculty instructions, and previously graded essays. Access to these materials can save time by helping to focus the tutoring session.
Grammar and Usage
Basic Tips on Writing
For Information about the Tutoring Process:
WRITING CENTER POLICIES:
The Writing Center accepts walk-ins, but an appointment is given preference.
Tutors do not edit papers (i.e., we do not fix papers).
Tutors cannot write on student papers.
Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes long; therefore, tutors will focus on the most important problems within a paper during a session.
Tutors will only assist students with their own assignments; students may not bring an assignment for someone else.
If you are working on a group assignment, tutors will only help with the part that you wrote.
Tutors will not assist students who bring assignments that are due in less than three hours.
Tutors will not assist students with take-home exams unless students provide written permission from faculty.
Tutors cannot comment on student scores, grades, or performance.
Tutoring sessions will be conducted primarily in English, but exceptions can be made.
Students should bring any relevant material to the session.
No food or drink are permitted in the Writing Center, with the exception of bottled water.
Students should refrain from using their phones during sessions.