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Writing Center

Opens for Summer Sessions: May 31, 2017tutoring

Closes: August 17, 2017

Location: First floor of the A.O.K. Library, behind the reference desk.


Face-to-Face Tutoring:

Tuesday through Thursday: 11am to 2pm

Online Tutoring:

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 6-8 pm

Our scheduling system, WCOnline, is available for the summer semester.  If you are a first-time visitor, you must first register your UMBC email with the appointment website–the registration link is easy to miss, so look for a line on the My WC Online homepage that says, “First visit? Click here to register.”

The Writing Center is a tutoring space dedicated to helping UMBC students with writing in any class. The Writing Center offers one-on-one sessions that generally last between 30 minutes and an hour. We work with students at any stage of the writing process, so you don’t even need to bring a finished paper along. If you’re having trouble getting started, bring us your assignment sheet and spend a few minutes talking about strategies for beginning with any of our experienced tutors. If you have an outline, we can help you expand and improve on that. If you’ve got a paper written and just want to be sure it makes sense to someone else, we can help with that, too.

However, please note that the Writing Center is not an editing service. You cannot simply drop off a paper and have a tutor mark and fix your grammatical errors. Additionally, you should plan to leave time to make adjustments to your assignment after you leave the Writing Center. Bringing a paper to the Writing Center right before it is due probably won’t leave you much time to work on any of the issues you and your tutor discuss in the session.