Summer Hours

The Writing Center will be open for Summer 2023 June 5-August 10.

For specific tutor availability, please visit our scheduling website.

About Appointments

Each student is permitted 1 appointment per day. Writing tutoring appointments are 45-50 minutes in length. Appointments with the Oral Communication Consultants are scheduled for 30-minutes in length. 

To choose an in person,  online, or etutoring appointment, Click on the timeslot on the schedule to make an appointment. The form that pops up allows you to choose your appointment type.

To cancel an appointment, click on your appointment box on the schedule, or look for “my appointments” under your name at the top left of the screen. Then check the “cancel” box. Make sure you also click on the “modify” button.

If you need more help, click on the “help” button in the top right corner of the scheduler.​​

In Person Appointments

​Login to our online scheduler to Schedule an appointment. Choose a white box–that’s a free spot. If the tutor or consultant you selected is offering in-person appointments, the appointment form box that pops up will show that as an option. Complete the form and submit it.

When it’s time, come on in and see us! Undergraduate Writing in-person appointments will be in Memorial 016 or Morris 017. Graduate Writing  in-person appointments will be in Morris 017.

Please bring:

  • Your student ID
  • Your draft and other supporting documents (like an assignment sheet). You can bring a printed copy, bring your laptop on which to pull them up, or ask to use one of our computers to pull up your files. (Note: We can’t print it for you, but we’d be happy to look at it on-screen with you).
  • A face mask during times the university requires them in classroom and other indoor spaces (or any time, if you feel more comfortable wearing one!)

Real-Time Online Apppointments

Login to our online scheduler to Schedule an appointment. Choose a white box–that’s a free spot. For a virtual consultation in real time with a writing tutor, you should choose to make a “real-time online” appointment. 

At your appointment start time (or a few minutes before) log in to wconline and click on your appointment. You will see a prompt in red letters to start or join an online conversation. Click it. You will be taken to your appointment space. 

If the device you are using has a camera, you will be prompted to allow wconline to access it. Please allow this, so you can use video and audio to talk with your tutor.

The chat and whiteboard will save to your appointment, so you can go back to your appointment later to see what you and your tutor accomplished! You can also click on the clock icon at the top right of the whiteboard to see additions and changes you and your tutor made to text during your session replayed on your screen in the order they happened.

Asynchronous E-Tutoring Appointments

If can’t find a tutor or consultant available at the same time you are to meet with either in-person or real-time online, you could choose an asynchronous e-tutoring appointment. In this appointment type, you will upload a draft before the start time of the appointment. The tutor will take the hour the appointment is scheduled for to read your draft and write feedback for you. They will then send the feedback to you via email. 

Login to our online scheduler to Schedule an appointment. Choose a white box–that’s a free spot. If the tutor you chose offers etutoring, it will be an option on the appointment form. 

When you save your appointment, a window will open that asks if you want to attach a document to your appointment. You may attach more than one document, so if you have an assignment sheet or any other kind of written instructions, please upload that along with your draft. If your draft is ready when you make the appointment, go ahead and upload a Word doc when the box prompts you to. We can only accept documents in Word–if your draft is in another form, you will need to convert it first, then upload it as a Word doc.

​If you don’t want to attach a draft yet, don’t worry! You may upload a document later, as long as it is before the start time of your e-tutoring session. Just log back into WCOnline. At the top left side of the screen, you will see “Welcome, Your Name.” Hover on the arrow next to your name to see a drop down list that includes “My Appointments.” Click on the appointment you want to attach a file to. Scroll down and click “edit appointment”. The next screen will give you the option to attach a file.

​ When your tutor has finished writing a response to your draft, you will receive an email with that response attached as a Word document.

If you are having trouble with the process of making an eTutoring appointment or with retrieving our response to you, email us .