Smarthinking’s tutors work with students online to address writing-specific topics, such as pre-writing techniques, research strategies, documentation, and grammar and mechanics. Students can submit their writing for detailed review in the Writing Center, schedule an appointment in advance, or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours. For students who prefer to supplement text-based dialogue, Smarthinking offers pre-scheduled sessions in several subjects with audio.
Students can also submit their writing for a detailed writing review. Our tutors review paragraphs, essays, cover letters, and resumes and provide substantive, individualized comments designed to help students improve their writing. We can also provide specialized support in technical writing, creative writing, ESL and career writing.
Smarthinking’s writing tutors provide comments and suggestions but do not edit, proofread, or fix student work. Writing review services include the following options:
Paragraph, Standard Essay, or Long Essay Review
Grammar and Documentation Review
Resume and Cover Letter Review
Each detailed critique contains a response form with substantial personalized feedback on strengths and areas for improvement, a distilled revision plan, and targeted comments embedded directly in the student’s writing submission.