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How to Use the Online Writing Center

The online writing center provides tutoring assistance to students via the Internet, to both onsite and online students. The online writing center is available seven days a week and offers 25-minute synchronous online sessions using web conferencing software, email, telephone or a combination of these. To use the online writing center, all you need is an active email account, an Internet connection, and phone line.

NOTE: You must remain online during the session in order to interact with the writing consultant.


To access the Online writing Center:


  • Go to the online scheduler and make an appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email explaining how to join your online meeting. (If you don't see an email from the Writing Center, check your spam or junk folder to see it was routed there.) If you have a draft to work on, you may email it to So you may get the most out of your appointment time, please be prepared to tell the consultant what you would like to focus on in your time together.

We look forward to working with you!


Students who visit the Writing Center agree to:

  • Respect the writing consultants and respond to them in a courteous manner in all modes of communication: voice, text, email.
  • Respect the tutorial process.
  • Be receptive to suggestions and strategies for working with the consultant.
  • Take responsibility for their own writing process and for what they turn in to their instructor.
  • Make every effort to cancel appointments that they cannot attend. Students who miss more than two appointments without cancelling them may be prevented from making further appointments.
  • Arrive on time for their appointment. Students who are more than 10 minutes late may lose their appointment time.
  • Maintain an environment free of harassment, stalking, threats, abuse, insults, or humiliation. This includes, but is not limited to demeaning written or oral comments of an ethnic, religious, sexist (or sexual orientation), or racist nature; and intimidations or unwanted sexual advances.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations published by the University and agree to be subject to disciplinary actions as described in the General Catalog.

Failure to adhere this code of conduct may result in the loss of Writing Center privileges.

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