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Invitation to the AU Teaching & Learning Center's Writing Lab Services: Lead Writing Specialist Meg Varney describes how the lab can support Air University students.

Tutoring appointment logoMake 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.

Drop-in Hours

Drop-in hours are ideal for quick questions or a brief review of a section of a paper—no appointment needed!

Through 16 Dec: Tuesdays 0900-1100, Wednesdays 1300-1500, and Thursdays 1300-1500 in person in the Library building (1405), TLC Café (second floor)

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, by email at autlc@au.af.edu
3. International & ESL Student Support - guidance on the expectations of U.S. academic writing and/or 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

Writing Resources

Visit the Writing Lab’s SharePoint (.edu account required) to access resources for creating effective essay structures, thesis statements, paragraphs, analysis, citations, and more. Because your .edu account is required, sign in to an M365 product (e.g., Outlook, Office, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint) in your browser before clicking the SharePoint link above. If you cannot sign in to your .edu account in your browser, you can submit an access request after clicking the SharePoint link.


The Writing Lab isn’t just for students!

We offer faculty consultations to support writing instruction and assessment, including how to…

- draft a syllabus
- integrate an inclusive writing process in your course schedule
- create clear prompts and other writing assignments
- scaffold writing assignments
- select methods of assessment
- craft rubrics for writing assignments
- assess writing efficiently
- support international students

Contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist, at autlc@us.af.mil to arrange a consultation.
 


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Tutor Appreciation Days: The Writing Lab honors the work and commitment of our tutoring team, most of whom are faculty volunteers from across Air University schools and centers.

Volunteer as a Tutor with the Writing Lab! 

Volunteer faculty tutors are essential to the mission of the Writing Lab, and tutoring is a rewarding way to fulfill AU’s faculty service expectations. We welcome faculty who are strong instructors of writing from across the disciplines and who understand the dialogic and collaborative nature of writing tutoring. If you haven’t tutored before but would like to start, training is available. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist, at autlc@us.af.mil.


Student Support

01:42
Invitation to the AU Teaching & Learning Center's Writing Lab Services: Lead Writing Specialist Meg Varney describes how the lab can support Air University students.

Tutoring appointment logoMake 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.

Drop-in Hours

Drop-in hours are ideal for quick questions or a brief review of a section of a paper—no appointment needed!

Through 16 Dec: Tuesdays 0900-1100, Wednesdays 1300-1500, and Thursdays 1300-1500 in person in the Library building (1405), TLC Café (second floor)

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, by email at autlc@au.af.edu
3. International & ESL Student Support - guidance on the expectations of U.S. academic writing and/or 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

Writing Resources

Visit the Writing Lab’s SharePoint (.edu account required) to access resources for creating effective essay structures, thesis statements, paragraphs, analysis, citations, and more. Because your .edu account is required, sign in to an M365 product (e.g., Outlook, Office, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint) in your browser before clicking the SharePoint link above. If you cannot sign in to your .edu account in your browser, you can submit an access request after clicking the SharePoint link.


Faculty Support

The Writing Lab isn’t just for students!

We offer faculty consultations to support writing instruction and assessment, including how to…

- draft a syllabus
- integrate an inclusive writing process in your course schedule
- create clear prompts and other writing assignments
- scaffold writing assignments
- select methods of assessment
- craft rubrics for writing assignments
- assess writing efficiently
- support international students

Contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist, at autlc@us.af.mil to arrange a consultation.
 


Volunteer as a Tutor

01:02
Tutor Appreciation Days: The Writing Lab honors the work and commitment of our tutoring team, most of whom are faculty volunteers from across Air University schools and centers.

Volunteer as a Tutor with the Writing Lab! 

Volunteer faculty tutors are essential to the mission of the Writing Lab, and tutoring is a rewarding way to fulfill AU’s faculty service expectations. We welcome faculty who are strong instructors of writing from across the disciplines and who understand the dialogic and collaborative nature of writing tutoring. If you haven’t tutored before but would like to start, training is available. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Meg Varney, Lead Writing Specialist, at autlc@us.af.mil.


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Maxwell AFB, AL 36112