Opens: September 12, 2016
Closes: Last Day of Classes
Location: First floor of the A.O.K. Library, behind the reference desk.
Monday through Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 2pm
Writing Center tutoring can take place face to face and online.
Our scheduling system, WCOnline, is currently available for fall 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.