Like our in-person tutorials, online tutorials are discussion-based, meaning that participants talk about their writing. Clients upload Microsoft Word document(s) to Carmen, tutors read it, and both discuss the text via Carmen's chat function. Online tutorials move a little slower than face-to-face tutorials, but this slower pace means that participants have more time to consider what they're going to say. Also, transcripts are archived online in Carmen after the tutorial, so clients can revisit the ideas discussed online.
Check out a sample online tutorial.
How to upload your writing for an online tutorial:
- Schedule your tutorial online or by calling 688-4291. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.
- At least an 10 minutes ahead of your appointment time, logon to Carmen with your OSU username (name.#) and password.
- Under "My Courses," click on the [+] symbol in front of "Special."
- Click on the [+] symbol next to "College of Humanities."
- Click on the "Writing Center" link.
- On the red bar on the top of the page, click on "Dropbox."
- Click on "Client's Uploads."
- Click on "Browse" next to the file textbox and locate your Word.doc file.
- Click on "Upload."
- At the time of your tutorial, log on or return to the Writing Center on Carmen.
- On the red bar on the top of the page, click on "Chat."
- Under "Personal Chats," click on your name. You will be taken to the chat window, where your tutor will be waiting for you.