When should I use paper review?
To ensure you use the best writing support for your needs, consult the following table:
|Writing Guides||Grammarly||Paper Review||Live Writing Tutoring|
|Answers questions about Canvas or the course||Self-help writing guides and samples||Immediate check of grammar and punctuation||General writing feedback to help you revise and improve your writing||Get specific writing questions answered|
|Answers questions about the assignment or rubric||APA guides, samples, and templates||Does not review APA||Not a proofreading or APA service||Provides tips to improve your writing skills|
|Guidance on what learning supports you need||Writing Refreshers||Does not review content||Does not review the content of the paper or check for plagiarism||Cannot edit your writing or write any part of your assignment|
There may be other supports that are a better fit than paper review. Keep the following in mind about the paper review service:
*Not an editing or proofreading service (use Grammarly for this).
*Not an APA service (use APA guides or your doctoral project handbook for this).
*No feedback is provided on the content of your paper (consult your instructor for this).
*No similarity or plagiarism check is provided (use Turnitin for this).
When can I submit a paper for review?
You can submit a draft of your paper at any time--day, night, or weekend. The service is always open and papers are returned within 24 hours.
What can I submit for review?
You can submit any paper written for a UAGC course. This includes discussion posts and PowerPoints.
If you are a doctoral student, you can also submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) and your Dissertation/ADP, but please submit a single chapter at a time. Keep in mind that the tutor will provide general writing feedback rather than a review of the content.
How do I submit and retrieve my paper?
To submit a paper, follow these steps:
- Login into your classroom and click on the "Writing Center" link within the left navigation. Then click on the blue "Submit a Paper" button.
- Click on the “Tutoring” button on the screen that opens.
- This will open a screen to the Drop-Off Paper Review service where you will then follow the instructions on the screen to fill out a paper submission form.
You will then upload your paper to submit. Only .docx documents can be submitted. You can convert a PowerPoint presentation or any other type of document to a .docx file using a free online document converter site.
Be sure you have uploaded the correct document. If you’ve uploaded the wrong document before submitting it, click on the red X to remove the uploaded document. Once your paper is submitted, it cannot be cancelled.
Click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
Having Trouble? If you are following these directions, but are not able to upload your paper or you are getting an error message, review our Troubleshooting Guide under Paper Review Issues.
When your paper is ready, you will receive a TutorMe email with a link to download your reviewed paper. Be sure to check your Spam or Junk folder. The email will contain the tutor's summary feedback/revision letter, so be sure to read this in addition to the margin comments you'll find on your paper.
If you cannot locate the email with the link to your reviewed paper, follow the steps below to retrieve it right where you submitted it.
To retrieve any submitted paper, follow these steps:
- Follow the same process you went through to submit your paper above.
- When you get to the Drop Off Paper Review screen, agree to the terms to get to the submission form for submitting a paper.
- Close the paper submission form by clicking on the X in the upper right side of the screen to reveal your TutorMe dashboard.
- From within the TutorMe dashboard, open your student account area to find the “Past Lessons” tab.
- You will find previously reviewed papers within “Writing Lab.”
How do I use the feedback provided?
Getting feedback is an important part of the writing process, but getting feedback cannot help if you do not apply it. When your paper is ready, you will receive a TutorMe email with a link to download your reviewed paper. Be sure to check your Spam or Junk folder. The email will contain the tutor's summary feedback/revision letter, so be sure to read this in addition to the margin comments you'll find on your paper.
To learn how to use feedback provided, see our page on Applying Feedback.
Having an issue with using paper review?
Visit our FAQ/Troubleshooting page for answers to your questions.