The Math and Writing Lab
The Ohio University Math and Writing Lab is a tutoring facility that features private, individual tutoring carrels and a staff of friendly, well-trained peer tutors. OUL students are encouraged to call or stop by the Math and Writing Lab at any time during our posted hours for more information or to make an appointment to see a tutor. Although our hours vary slightly from semester to semester, we are typically open from 10:00 - 5:00 or later, Monday through Thursday, while school is in session from September through May. We are located at 444 Brasee Hall on the upper level of the library. Contact the Math and Writing Lab by calling 740-654-6711 x283 or by email at email@example.com
Our staff of peer math tutors offers math assistance to students on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday typically between the hours of 10:00 - 5:00. Please check with the student receptionist to sign in and see if a tutor is available for your math course. Individual or small group math tutoring appointments may also be requested if you are in need of long-term tutoring assistance to help you with your math course. If a qualified math tutor is available that matches with your schedule, they will meet with you in the Math and Writing Lab two hours a week on a regularly-scheduled basis throughout the semester. Individual tutors may be available upon request at other times beyond the hours when the MWL is open.
Online Math Tutoring
If you are not available to travel to campus and have math questions, OUL also offers 24 hour a day online math tutoring through a program called Tutor Tracks. During hours when the Math and Writing Lab is open, your math questions will be directed to one of the peer math tutors in the OUL Math and Writing Lab. If a math tutor at OUL is not available or the MWL is closed, you will be connected with a professional math tutor at tutor.com. To connect with a math tutor now, go to http://tutortracks.org
Contact Becky Parrish, Math Tutoring Coordinator, for additional questions regarding math tutoring or if you are interested in being a math tutor in the Math and Writing Lab.
English and Writing Tutoring
Our staff of English and writing tutors offers individual appointments from Monday through Thursday at various times throughout the day. Call or visit the desk worker at the Math and Writing Lab to select tutoring appointment times from our tutoring schedule or for walk-in tutoring on a first-come, first-serve basis. The MWL's library of books about writing and grammar is up-to-date and features some of the best handbooks of grammar, writing and style available. In addition, the MWL's computers are internet-ready and may be used to access "on-line writing laboratories" (or "OWL's") as well as web sites designed to accompany writing textbooks (when these are on-line and available). Other sites useful to students of English may be accessed via these computers as well.
Other Subject Areas
Tutors in other subject areas are often available. If you are in need of tutoring assistance for a class other than math or writing, please notify your instructor to determine if options are available through the Math and Writing Lab .
In accordance with both university codes regarding academic honesty and time-proven learning strategies, the MWL follows these policies:
* We do not proofread or edit student essays. Instead, we share and discuss effective proofreading and editing strategies, develop and/or use exercises in revision and refinement of writing so that writers will feel more comfortable taking on their writing tasks.
* We do not write any part of a student's essay for him or her; however, we are happy to discuss writing projects and effective writing strategies at length.
* We do not evaluate or estimate grades. The professor or instructor of record is the only one who can do that.
* We strive at all times to an effective partner in the educational process by providing resources, discussions and strategies regarding effective writing for individual projects or writing in general.
Academic integrity and honesty are basic values of Ohio University. Students are expected to follow standards of academic integrity and honesty. Academic misconduct implies dishonesty or deception in fulfilling academic requirements. It includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, un-permitted collaboration, forged attendance (when attendance is required), fabrication (e.g., use of invented information or falsification of research or other findings), using advantages not approved by the instructor (e.g., unauthorized review of a copy of an exam ahead of time), knowingly permitting another student to plagiarize or cheat from one's work, or submitting the same assignment in different courses without consent of the instructor.
Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of the ideas or the writing of someone else as one's own.
- Reproducing another person's work, whether published or unpublished.(This also includes using materials from companies that sell research papers.)
- Submitting as your own any academic exercise (written work, computer printout, sculpture) prepared totally or in part by another.
- Allowing another person to substantially alter or revise your work and submitting it as your own.
- Using another's written ideas or words without properly acknowledging the source. If a student uses the words of someone else, he or she must put quotation marks around the passage and add indication of its origin, such as a footnote. Simply changing a word or two while leaving the organization and content substantially intact and failing to cite the source is plagiarism.
- Students should also take note that failure to acknowledge study aids such as Cliff's Notes or common reference sources, such as Wikipedia constitutes plagiarism.
If a student is unsure about a question of plagiarism or cheating, he or she is obligated to consult his or her instructor on the matter before submitting the material. If you have any questions, consult the Office of Community Standards.
Finally, it is important to remember that as a general rule students are responsible for doing their own work. Here is what the Student Handbook of Ohio University relays about Academic Misconduct:
All forms of academic misconduct are prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct. Academic misconduct refers to dishonesty in examinations (cheating), presenting the ideas or the writing of someone else as one's own (plagiarism), or knowingly furnishing false information to the university by forgery, alteration, or misuse of university documents, records, or identification. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following examples: permitting another student to plagiarize or cheat from your work, submitting an academic exercise (written work, printing, sculpture, computer program) that has been prepared totally or in part by another, acquiring improper knowledge of the contents of an exam, using unauthorized material during an exam, submitting the same paper in two different courses without knowledge and consent of professors, or submitting forged grade change slip.
If you are unsure about a question of academic misconduct, consult your instructor or the director of Judiciaries. If you are found to be involved in academic misconduct, your instructor has the option of lowering your grade or giving you an F grade on the project or in the course, and/or referring you to Judiciaries. Possible sanctions through Judiciaries are suspension, expulsion, or any sanction not less than a reprimand.
The Office of Judiciaries is in Beckley Building [main campus], Suite D, (740) 593-2629.
- Ohio University On-line Student Handbook, "Academic Policies"