By Brett Griffiths
Director, Reading and Writing Studios
I am so excited to let you know that the Reading and Writing Studios are here to help you during COVID-19! We continue to offer personalized support to readers and writers in digital environments. And we’ve made it easy and simple for students to access our services.
We have expanded our online tutoring. In addition to live one-on-one appointments, we have added a “draft review” option. Now you can upload your work and questions, and you’ll receive a response by the end of the scheduled day! Through Canvas, we’re also providing expanded video tutorials, handouts, citations and other useful links.
And we have great news for Macomb students! We’re providing all Macomb students a FREE license to PowerNotes, an app and browser add-on that will help with the transition to digital reading, writing and citation. Getting started is easy! Go to the PowerNotes website and create an account using your @macomb.edu email (video tutorial).
Many students have already benefited from our expanded online services. We recently heard from Suzan Shamoon, who started using the RWS to help her write a research paper prior to the campus closure. Throughout the semester, she continued to receive online tutoring on a regular basis: “I was drawing blanks until meeting Kate Lutes at the RWS. She gave me helpful advice [and] good ideas.”
Ready to schedule an online appointment? We’re ready to help you!