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Writing Center


Writing Center

Welcome to the Writing Center!  Our Center--located in Swenson 1030-- provides free assistance to any and all UW-Superior students with the writing they do for their classes, no matter the discipline.  (It is part of the UW-Superior Writing across the Curriculum Program.)  Students can find help with all stages of the writing process from our peer consultants.  Both face-to-face and online consultations are available in the fall and spring; summer consultations are online only.

Fall 2014 Hours (beginning September 3):

9 am - 5 pm  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (in-person and online)

10 am - 9 pm  Tuesday (in-person and online)

9 am - 4 pm  Friday (in-person and online)

6 pm - 11 pm Sunday  (online only)

Make appointments here
 A Few Rules to Follow in Making and Keeping Appointments:

1. Length of appointments: Thirty-minute appointments are recommended for most consultations, except for consultations for second-language learners or for students with papers exceeding five pages. Make sixty-minute appointments in those cases ONLY.  (In the summer, only 30-minute appointments are available, but you can make back-to-back appointments if necessary.)
2. If you are late for an appointment and we have someone arrive at the center at that time who wants a walk-in consultation, we will consider you a no-show and accommodate the walk-in client.  For online consultations, your appointment will be cancelled if you do not log in within five minutes of the start time of the consultation.  In addition, if it is past the start time of the online consultation when you make the appointment for it, you run the risk of the consultant not knowing the appointment has been made and thus the consultation not taking place.  So please make online appointments sufficiently ahead of time.
3. A consultation (whether in-person or online) should concern just one writing assignment.
4. PLEASE NOTE OUR NO-SHOW RULE: After three no-shows in a term, a client will not be able to make any additional appointments for the rest of the term. (To cancel an appointment and therefore not be counted as a no-show, enter WCOnline, click on the appointment you cannot keep, and indicate that you are cancelling it.) The client can continue to be seen on a walk-in basis only. (In the case of online consultations, the client will not be able to be seen at all since there are no walk-in consultations available online.)  The Writing Center has this rule because when a client does not show up for an appointment, oftentimes, that time slot could have been used by another client. In other words, your not showing up for your scheduled consultation may prevent another student from getting the writing center services that he or she needs.

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