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Schedule an Appointment

Go to WCOnline to schedule an appointment

During Fall 2020, we are offering LIVE VIRTUAL and WRITTEN FEEDBACK writing consultations. Please select the option that works best for you when booking your appointment. Drop-ins are also accepted when a Writing Fellow is free. Just join our zoom call using the link in the Writing Fellow’s bio on WCOnline.

LIVE VIRTUAL writing consultations

Live virtual writing consultations are akin to the face to face consultations that normally occur in the Writing Center space but are conducted on Zoom using Google Docs. Appointments can be made up to the time of the appointment, and drop-ins are available whenever a fellow has an open hour.

WRITTEN FEEDBACK writing consultations

Written feedback writing consultations offer you the greatest amount of flexibility as you do not have to be present when the writing fellow is providing feedback on your paper. They will work on the paper at the time you have booked the appointment and then return the paper to you. Written feedback is available by appointment only.

In order for the Writing Fellow to provide the most useful feedback, please do the following:

  • upload a copy of your assignment to your appointment form
  • be sure to share a brief description of your concerns in the provided textbox on the appointment form
  • share a Google Doc with any writing you have already done with writingcenter@carthage.edu (be sure to allow us permission to comment or edit)

A note about proofreading: Writing Fellows are happy to help you discover patterns of error in your writing and share grammar rules and resources with you to help you correct those errors and avoid them in future writing. You, as the writer, will be responsible for the final edits, just as you are responsible for the content. If you have specific grammar questions, please let us know when you share your other concerns on your appointment form.

How to Create A WCOnline Account

NEW STUDENTS:

To book appointments at the Writing Center, you will first create an account in WCOnline. This is the website we use for the Academic Support offices’ appointments. Creating an account is easy to do and we will help you do so when your College Success Seminar visits the Writing Center. If you are unable to attend that day, follow these steps to set up your account:

  • Click “Register for an Account”
  • Complete the registration form using your @carthage.edu email address
  • We suggest you use the same password you use for email and other Carthage programs to make it easy to remember.
  • You are now able to log in and book appointments for both the Writing Center and Testing Center.

If you need assistance, please stop by the Writing Center or the Hedberg Library Information Desk during open hours.

RETURNING STUDENTS:

You may be required to update your password or key information in your user profile.  Updating your password is easy to do and requires only a few steps:

  • Click “Reset Your Password”
  • Enter your email address (including @carthage.edu) and click “Reset Password”
  • Check your email for a message from Academic Services with a reset link. Click on that link.
  • Check your email for another message from Academic Services with a temporary password.
  • Log in to WCOnline with your email address (including @carthage.edu) and the temporary password that was emailed to you.
  • Once logged in, you should change your password to something permanent by going to your profile in WCOnline.

Please note that updating your WCOnline Password does not update any other Carthage password, so we recommend using the same password you use for email and other Carthage programs.

Thank you for helping us keep your personal information secure! If you need assistance, please stop by the Hedberg Library Information Desk during open hours.

Book An Appointment

  • Start at the login page: https://carthage.mywconline.com. Log in using your Carthage username (include “@carthage.edu”) and the password you chose when you created your account.
  • Choose the Writing Center Schedule from the “CHOOSE A SCHEDULE” drop-down menu, then click the “Log In” box.
  • Immediately after login, you will see the Writing Center schedule, with tutors’ names on the left side and openings for appointments in white. Click on a white space and fill in your appointment information in the new window. IMPORTANT: Be sure you know your professor’s name and correct email address when you make your  

No-show Policy/Cancelling Appointments through WCOnline

Students who miss two appointments in a single semester without canceling may be unable to schedule Writing Center sessions for the remainder of that semester.

WCOnline allows clients to cancel their own appointments online up to 60 minutes prior to a scheduled session. 

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