We are now offering a limited number of LIVE VIRTUAL sessions. Please select this option when booking your appointment and the Writing Fellow will contact you by email to arrange a time.
the writing center is closed for the summer. We will reopen on Sept. 7th for the fall semester.
Most of our writing fellows are still offering asynchronous Written Feedback sessions rather than our traditional face-to-face appointments.
To book an appointment for a Written Feedback session you’ll use WCOnline much like you did when you were booking on-campus face-to-face appointments. However, rather than selecting a time to meet in the Writing Center, you will select a session with the Writing Fellow of your choice. The session is linked to the day but not to a specific time on that day. This gives Fellows the option of reading and providing feedback at the time of day that makes sense for their own remote academic schedules.
In order to ensure you receive feedback in a timely manner, we ask that you book your Written Feedback session at least the day before you would like your paper read. We also ask that if your needs change, and you no longer require feedback, that you cancel the session at least the day before it is scheduled to be read to avoid it being a missed, or “no show”, appointment. In other words, WCOnline will not allow same-day appointments or cancellations on this schedule.
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 outlining or writing you have already done with email@example.com (be sure to allow us permission to comment or edit)
Fellows will read and provide feedback within the Google Doc on the day of the session and will send you an email follow-up before 10pm Central Time. If you have any concerns or questions about scheduling a session or receiving your feedback during our remote teaching and learning period, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Create A WCOnline Account
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.
Due to a system update, all returning students will need to update their passwords with WCOnline before accessing the Writing Center or Testing Center scheduling system. This 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 Writing Center or 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
Clients 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.