How to Use
the Online Writing
Center

Kristian E. Class of 2019, Military Veteran

How to Use the Online Writing Center

The Online Writing Center provides tutoring assistance via the Internet or telephone to students taking online or on-site classes. The Online Writing Center is available seven days a week (with the exception of University holidays) and offers 40-minute synchronous online sessions using Zoom web conferencing software, email, telephone, or a combination of these tools. To use the Online Writing Center, all you need are an active email account and an Internet connection or a phone line. A headset with a microphone works best for audio conferencing.

To access the Online Writing Center:

  • Go to the online scheduler and make an appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment, your tutor will email you to explain 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 if it was routed there.) If you have specific questions about your appointment or you wish to cancel it and cannot do so using the scheduler, you may email your tutor at writingcenter@nu.edu. In order to get the most out of your appointment time, please be prepared to tell your tutor what you would like to focus on in your time together.