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Please Read! Important Information Concerning Online Sessions

Our consultants at the Writing Center work with students through all stages of the writing process: invention, writing, and, most importantly, the revision process. However, we are not editors! We will point out grammar and sentence-level issues and show you how to revise them on your own, and we’ll also point you to additional writing resources.

Students can make either 30- or 60-minute session appointments. If you only have a question or two, please choose a 30-minute appointment. Students can make up to three appointments per week.

If you’ve never been to the Writing Center before, you will need to register with us here: Once you’re registered with us, you can then log in to our WC Online system and schedule your own appointments.

When scheduling an appointment, please provide us with as much information as you can about your writing assignment and your concerns.

Be sure to download the attached file: Instructions for Starting Your Online Appointment. This document will walk you through accessing your appointment.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, log back into the scheduler at approximately 5-10 minutes before the start of appointment (CST), open the appointment, and click “Start or Join Online Consultation.” From there, follow the instructions for uploading your paper and using the chat features. 

PLEASE NOTE: working through a writing assignment draft in an online session tends to take more time than in a face-to-face session. Unless you have only one or two questions, it is unlikely that we will get through an entire essay in a single online session. However, for the given length of your appointment, the writing consultant will work with you at the beginning of the session to establish an agenda that will help address your writing concerns along with the demands/requirements of the writing assignment. We encourage you to make additional appointments with your consultant to continue where you left off in the session.

Also, please remember that you can revisit the session you had at any time by returning to WC Online and logging back into your appointment. The text of your session will be there for you to reference during your revision process.

Schedule follow-up appointments soon after your session ends! The closer we get to the end of the semester, the sessions will get more difficult to schedule due to student demand.