Figure out what your professor wants and what you need to include.
Start with all the ideas - or no ideas. Either way, we'll get you started.
Organize your ideas into a cohesive plan to start writing from.
Write a Thesis
Create a strong main idea for your paper so that you don't get lost along the way.
Arrange your paragraphs and the information they contain effectively.
Synthesize your sources with your ideas.
See your draft in a whole new light as you consider cohesion, clarity, and conciseness.
Analyze your evidence to expand on your ideas (and make that page count).
Focus on the structure and clarity of your sentences to improve readability.
Make sure you've documented all of your sources correctly in any style.
Compare your draft with a sample in the same style (APA, MLA, etc.) to make sure you
are following all the conventions.
Read through your draft to catch typos, missing punctuation, or wrong words.
What kind of writing can you help me with?
We help you with any kind of writing - for any class or for other purposes too. We
usually start with global concerns, like your thesis or organization of your paragraphs,
and then move to local concerns, like run-on sentences and semicolons.
What happens in a writing session?
One-on-one writing help.
We sit down with you either virtually or in-person and read through your paper with
you. When we see confusing writing or repeated errors, we stop and discuss them with
Do I need a finished paper?
All writers struggle at different points in their writing process, and we want you
to visit whenever you need to, especially if you're really stuck. You can even bring
only your assignment guidelines, and we can help you get started.
What if I'm not writing an english paper?
We always start with your professor's assignment guidelines and have plenty of style
guides, so we can handle almost anything you bring in, from research papers to scholarship
application essays. And if we don't know the answer, we know how to find it.
What if the person helping me isn't the same major?
In fact, most students who visit the WC and most of our writing assistants are not
English majors either. Because writing is cross-disciplinary, a well-written lab report
has a lot in common with a well-written business memo.
Will my professor know I used the WC?
After every session, we send a quick email to your professor to let them know you
cared enough to seek extra feedback on your writing.
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Written Response (available only to students in 100% online degree programs) Monday - Thursday: Feedback is provided within 48 hours of appointment time.