The AUS runs an Essay Centre, which provides free essay writing assistance from qualified tutors during the Fall and Winter academic semesters. We offer structure, style, grammar and citation assistance. Students must come ready with a printed copy of their essay. Essays cannot simply be dropped off and essay tutors should not be expected to edit papers by email.Drop-in hours
The Essay Centre will be opening for the winter semester on January 28th, 2014. Drop-in hours are Monday from 1:30-2:30 PM and Tuesday to Friday from 2:30-3:30 PM. We are located in the JD Room in the Arts Lounge.
While tutors are not required to edit for content, you can attempt to meet with a tutor who has some familiarity with your topic. Below is a list of the subjects with which our tutors are familiar, depending on the day of the week:
Monday- History, Economics, IDS, Political Science, Art History, English
Tuesday- History, Classics, English, Philosophy, Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Wednesday- Philosophy, Psychology, English, Cultural Studies, IDS, Political Science, History, Sociology
Thursday- History, Political Science, English, Philosophy, Religion, Classics, Art History
Friday- IDS, English, Environment, Religion, Sexual Diversity
Editing in French
We have tutors who can edit in French on Monday and Friday during drop-in hours. You can also make an appointment if you wish to have a paper edited in French.
Making an appointment
While we recommend coming to drop-in hours, editing is available by appointment if you’re unable to do so. We also suggest making an appointment if your essay is longer than 12 pages. We’ll make every effort to get you an appointment as soon as possible, but please don’t expect an appointment within 24 hours! Our tutors are not on-call. Therefore, please request an appointment a minimum of four days before your essay is due to account for the time spent scheduling your appointment. Our tutors are not obligated to meet students on weekends.
You will receive an e-mail from a tutor soon after you’ve filled out the following form: tinyurl.com/ausessay
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Interested in volunteering as an essay tutor? We will be recruiting again in Fall 2014.