Writing Center FAQ

FAQ's

What is the Carol Jones Writing Center?

Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) offers its students and the surrounding community free tutoring services through the Carol Jones Writing Center. We help all people, of all skill levels, improve their writing. From brainstorming ideas to learning how to cite properly, we will help you with any step of the writing process.

How do I schedule a face-to-face appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling (417) 447 - 8235.  You can also schedule an appointment in person.

What should I bring to my appointment?

In order to take full advantage of your one-hour tutorial, please try to be on time and prepared to work. We ask that you bring your assignment sheet if your instructor has supplied one. We have computers, a printer, guidebooks, dictionaries, thesauruses and other resource material available for your use while you are here--oh, and free coffee, just in case you need a pick me up.

How do I schedule an online tutoring session?

Online tutorials must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by calling (417) 447- 8235.

How should I prepare for my online appointment?

After you schedule your appointment, we will email you important instructions on how to access the online classroom. Please be sure to read the instructions carefully, and prepare your computer by running the setup wizard in advance. We recommend that you have a headset or be able to talk on the telephone in order to communicate easily with your tutor. However, this is not required.

Can I study in the Carol Jones Writing Center?

Yes!  We have a cozy sitting area, computers, a printer and free coffee! It is a great place to hang out and study.  However, tutorials are a conversation, which means we are not a silent study area.  In addition, if all the computers are in use and a tutorial needs to utilize one, we may ask you to move.