Writing and Presentations
- Review and revise papers and reports
- Rehearse oral presentations
- Design visual arguments
- Move beyond the hardest part of writing: getting started
- Edit for organization
- Discuss documentation/citation
- Integrate and document sources to support your argument
- Discuss challenging readings
- Develop methods for reading efficiently
- Discuss questions to deepen thinking
- Review assignments and clarify expectations
Graduate School and Career
- Prepare applications, résumés, business letters, and personal statements
Non-Native English Speakers
- Work on written and oral communication
- Practice conversational English
- Discuss U.S. classroom expectations
- Check writing for clarity and understanding
Study and Organization Strategies
- Develop strategies to stay on track
- Note-taking methods
- Time management tools
- Identify resources on campus
Weekly appointments are available during most of the MTMC operating hours. A weekly appointment provides a consistent time each week to meet with the same coach over an entire semester. These appointments are a good choice for first-year students, students enrolled in a writing-intensive course, graduate students, or international students interested in practicing English.
Students can make a weekly appointment by visiting the Multiliteracies Center; the staff will work with you to find an available appointment that best fits your schedule.
Limited one-time appointments are available and can be reserved up to four weeks in advance. These appointments are either 30 or 60 minutes and allow for more time than a walk-in appointment.
One-time appointments are staffed by graduate or highly experienced, undergraduate coaches. Students can make a one-time appointment by either visiting the Multiliteracies Center in person or by phone (906-487-2007).
Walk-in appointments are available during the fall and spring semesters from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The schedule varies during the summer semester. There is no appointment necessary, but students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait time is usually no longer than 15-20 minutes.
Walk-in appointments are 15 minutes long, with additional time available if there are no other students waiting.
World Cultures Study Teams
World Cultures study teams are offered during the summer, fall, and spring semesters to assist students enrolled in the course by putting them in a four- to eight-person study team of students in the same section, facilitated by an MTMC coach. Students meet for 45 minutes, two times per week, to review and discuss course material.
MTMC staff members visit each World Cultures section every semester to discuss the value of these teams and provide an opportunity for all students to sign up for a team. Students can also come to the center to sign up for a team beginning the first week of the semester.
Graduate students are encouraged to use any of the three types of appointments: weekly, one-time, or walk-in. A weekly appointment may help you to
- begin a dissertation, thesis, or grant proposal;
- plan and write a literature or research review;
- design articles for publication or conference presentations;
- figure out methods for organizing material more effectively;
- identify sections in your draft that are confusing or need more explanation;
- work on integrating and documenting sources into your draft;
- develop a résumé, vita, personal statement, and/or cover letter;
- get a different perspective on your research and writing; and
- get a student perspective on materials for your teaching.