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In this 2-minute video, Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist, welcomes you to the Writing Lab. Learn how the Lab supports resident AU students through individual tutoring appointments.

Make a Tutoring Appointment
Appointments are typically offered Monday–Friday during standard duty hours and are open to all officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel enrolled in a resident Air University school or center. We welcome you to make an appointment at any stage of your process, whether you’re brainstorming ideas or revising a final draft or project.

What to Expect 

  • Dialogue: You'll discuss your assignment with your tutor
  • Feedback: Your tutor will respond to your writing and address your concerns or questions
  • Strategies & tools: your tutor will provide resources, as needed, that you can use now and in your future writing
  • NO direct editing: our mission is to strengthen your skills as a writer and communicator, so we will not edit or proofread your paper for you

Types of Support

  1. Individual Appointments
    • Up to 1 appointment per week
  2. Group Appointments
    • Made by request; contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist
  3. International & ESL Student Support
    • Guidance on the expectations of U.S. academic writing
    • Support for English-language skills (e.g. speaking, reading, writing, grammar, & vocabulary)
  4. Verbal & Visual Communication Skills
    • Direction, hands-on practice, and feedback available by request; contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist

Writing Resources
Visit the Writing Lab’s SharePoint (.edu account required) to access resources for creating effective essay structures, paragraphs, analysis, citations, and more.

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Maxwell AFB, AL  36112