During the conference, your tutor will examine the structural features of your draft: thesis, organization, and development of your argument. The tutor also will identify errors in grammar, mechanics, and style and work with you to revise them.
Developing the ability to communicate in a clear, organized, and effective way is a central goal of the liberal arts education at Hamilton. The Writing Center provides resources and individual writing conferences with peer tutors to help students become better writers at every level and in every discipline.
These resources about effective writing were created by Hamilton faculty and writing tutors. They cover everything from basic skills to discipline-specific stylistic advice.
My tutor was amazing. She listened to my questions and helped make suggestions about where I could add information, explain more, and tighten prose. She was critical without criticizing, clearly explained concerns, and then gave her suggestions.