Our tutoring program aims to help undergraduates develop essential skills for doing philosophy. These include how to write a philosophy paper, how to make a clear and convincing argument, how to structure an outline based on the prompt, how to carefully read a philosophical text, general help with logic (12A), and much more.
We offer one-on-one appointments with a peer tutor to any undergraduate currently enrolled in a philosophy course. Appointments last one hour, and they are held on a first-come, first-served basis. For substantive questions about course material other than logic, we recommend that you reach out to your professor or GSI first.
In order to get the most out of your appointment, it is best to come with a clear idea of how you would like to spend your time. Here are some other things a tutor can help you with:
- Discuss a draft of your paper, and give you feedback on your philosophical writing.
- Understanding your prompt, and helping you develop a plan to answer the prompt.
- Understanding how to read a philosophical text.
- Developing a direction or structuring an outline for your paper.
- Presenting your ideas clearly.
- Arguing for a conclusion clearly, logically and persuasively.
- General help with logic, 12A.
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