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Chat with a Tutor: A Force for Democracy? September 20, 2012

The UCWbL’s highly popular Chat with a Tutor service is back and better than ever. Let’s take a look at how to use it–and why you should.

OK, so it’s not the most Tumblr-worthy .GIF out there, but you’ve got to admit–that’s one tempting chat bubble.  You’ll find that little guy all over the UCWbL’s website, and with it, you’re just one click away from talking to a real-live tutor who can answer any UCWbL-related question you might have.

Why are we doing this?  Because of our mission.  Here’s one of my favorite lines:

Grounded in the belief that language in general, and writing specifically, shapes and sustains democratic processes, the members of the University Center for Writing-based Learning community believe writing is an important means for an individual’s participation in democracy in that writing promotes learning, critical inquiry, self-development, and reflection through continual revision.

Now think about that.  If we really believe that writing centers and writing programs can shape and sustain democracy, then we would be hypocrites if we didn’t make our services as easy to use as possible.  Hence, Chat with a Tutor.

So from now on, if you’re having trouble figuring out how to make an appointment, or can’t tell the difference between in-class workshops and informational presentations, or you’ve just always wondered what a Writing Fellow does, somebody with the answer is right at your finger tips.  Come chat with us!


One Response to “Chat with a Tutor: A Force for Democracy?”

  1. Jen F. Says:

    Mark, I showed my class Chat with a Tutor, and they just loved it! Thank you to Tommy for being at the Chat with a Tutor post!

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