About the Writing and Communication Center
Everyone can benefit from getting feedback on their writing from a peer. At the WCC, we help students, faculty, and staff with any type of writing or communication project—including research papers, presentations, and resumes—at any stage in the process.
About Our Consultations
We offer 30-minute in-person consultations at any stage in the writing process.
We also offer 45-minute online consultations. These virtual meetings use screen sharing technology and video or text chat to facilitate your session.
About Our Consultants
The WCC is primarily staffed by student consultants. Our undergraduate consultants, from a variety of majors, are strong writers and communicators who enjoy helping their fellow students. We also have two graduate assistants, a graduate writing specialist, and a faculty director. All consultants participate regularly in training and professional development exercises. Some of our consultants participate in regional and national writing center conferences.
About Our Approach
Our goal is for you to leave the WCC with more confidence in your work and with a plan for revising. With these goals in mind, we work to make consultations as interactive and learning-focused as possible. We also try to tailor our sessions to fit the needs of the writer. In many sessions, writers read their texts aloud while consultants listen and follow up with questions for clarification and feedback on focus, thesis, organization, etc. Consultants may also offer assistance with grammar, citation, and formatting. Often the focus and scope of our feedback depends upon the stage of the writing process that the writer is in.
The WCC also offers in-class visits and workshops, as well as individualized presentations for groups of students, faculty, and staff. We have a library of writers’ resources and a supportive space for you to work independently or with a tutor. In addition, we offer thesis and dissertation formatting help for graduate students and a menu of services for faculty.