Writing tutorials are offered by graduate student tutors. The tutors will look at your writing with you and make suggestions on how to improve your papers. Our tutors will give advice on issues related to overall structure, clarity in meaning, links between ideas, etc.
Please note that the tutor will not correct or revise the text that you have written. Rather, they want you to become independent authors who have the ability to write in an academic style that is clear, simple and concise.
If you have any concerns about a report or paper, do not hesitate to come for a tutorial.
This service is available free of charge to all members of Hiroshima University, irrespective of status or affiliation.
NOTE: Tutors will make suggestions and give advice on your paper, they will not proofread or copy-edit your writing.
Types of papers you can bring to the session
- Assignment, Essay
- Bachelor Thesis
- Master Thesis
- Doctral Thesis
- Research proposal
For journal papers, conference papers and abstracts, please refer to Consultations on Research Papers
Resumes, CVs, entry sheets and other employment-related documents, letters and e-mails are not eligible. Please contact the Global Career Design Center for employment-related texts.
Online session is 75 minutes. * Only one appointment per day is available.
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Face-to-face session is 40 minutes.
* Only two appointments per day are available.
If you want to consult carefully, you can also consult twice in a row (80 minutes).
*Up to once a day.
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Please follow infection control measures below.
- Wear a non-woven mask
- Wash your hands and use disinfectant before the session
- Keep the distance (at least 1m) with your tutor
- Sit in front of the acrylic board and avoid using loud voice during the session
- Only one face to face session (40 min) is allowed in a day
- If you have any texts you would like to consider, upload the document at the time of appointment
How to use
1. Make an Appointment
Please make an appointment via WRC system.
2. Come to the Writing Center or Prepare for an Online Session
Please come to the Writing Center before your appointed time. If you have a particular piece of writing that you wish to talk about, please upload the document at the time of appointment.
Please bring your laptop on the day of the session.
You may come for a tutorial without an appointment; however, priority is given to people who have made an appointment in advance.
If you choose an online writing tutorial, before starting the consultation, please start up your computer and make sure that Zoom can be used. The writing center will send you the URL for the Zoom conference from the WRC system inquiry page at the time the consultation starts. The URL will be sent to your registered e-mail address and to the WRC system inquiry screen, so please click on the URL.
3. One-on-One Session
The tutor will provide one-on-one feedback on your writing. Feel free to ask the tutor about any particular concerns or anything that you would specifically like them to look at.
About the Tutors
A tutor is a graduate student affiliated with the Writing Center who supports members of the university in improving their writing. It is not the tutors’ responsibility to correct people’s writing; they are trained to help writers organize their thoughts, draw out their ideas, and nurture their writing ability.
A tutor is required to maintain confidentiality of those they support and will not disclose any information gained during the consultations.