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Student Tutor Guides

The guides on this page are intended to help student tutors working in the writing lab as they consult with other student writers. Please contact writing.lab@purdue.edu with any queries.

Consulting with Graduate Students

The purpose of this guide is to aid undergraduate students who will assist graduate-level writers as part of their work in the writing lab. It gives an introduction to genres common in graduate writing and describes a series of strategies for understanding the common "moves" in these genres. These include the Creating a Research Space (CARS) model.

Download the Consulting with Graduate Students Guide (PDF)

Date of current edition: August 2018

Writing Consultations

Schedule a writing consultation/tutoring appointment at any location or register for our group programs with our online schedulerFace-to-face (in-person), online (live video chat), and etutoring (emailed feedback) appointments available.

Please note: You must be a Purdue student, staff, or faculty member of the West Lafayette campus to use our writing consultation services or attend our group programs. For assistance scheduling your first appointment, we've prepared a helpful guide to using our online scheduler, WCO. 


Heavilon Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

AAARCC Hours

Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HSSE Hours

Monday 1 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
Wednesday 12 pm - 3 pm / 6 pm - 9 pm
Friday 12 pm - 3 pm


Contact us

Phone: (765) 494-3723
Fax: (765) 494-3780

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