Utilize these excellent resources provided by IUP’s Writing Center to enhance your Writing and Communication Skills. In addition to the helpful links below, there are Soft Skill Tutors available online and in person.
STEM-related cybersecurity writing tutors are trained to work online, analyze computer science assignments, understand its technical language, and assess student learning. Videos, pre/post tests, and handouts are all utilized during and after tutoring
sessions to provide additional learning. Tutors have helped students in a range of topics from organizing papers to documenting sources. Six tutors with STEM-related backgrounds learned the technical aspects of communicating in cybersecurity fields.
Tutors completed 13 training hours in which they were trained to work online with students, to analyze assignments, to understand the technical language of the field, and to assess student learning. Also, tutors created resources to help students
during and after tutoring sessions. Tutors made videos, pre-tests and post-tests, and handouts. Finally, tutors helped students with an array of topics. Topics included understanding the assignment, brainstorming ideas, choosing a topic, researching
a topic, outlining, writing a thesis and main idea, developing ideas, using examples and details, incorporating research, introductions and conclusions, organization, transitions and flow, voice and style, word and sentence errors, punctuation, documenting
sources, formatting the document, and next steps for the writer. To see more from the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, visit www.iup.edu/writingcenter.