Information on Fall 2020 Operations

During the Fall '20 semester, the University Writing Center (UWC) will provide writing support in three different modes:

  • Face-to-Face: We'll host limited availability for one-on-one sessions with a UWC consultant. Students may stop by TLC 1201, call 678-839-6513, or email writing@westga.edu to schedule an appointment. (Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Asynchronous Paper Review: Every student at UWG will have access to our CourseDen location, University Writing Center Online Consultations Fall 2020, and have the opportunity to submit an assignment for review. Turnaround time will be no more than 48 hours, and submissions should be no more than 7 pages. (Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Synchronous Video Sessions: Students can email writing@westga.edu to schedule a synchronous video session with one of our UWC consultants. UWC staff will email the meeting link to the student and the consultant. (Monday, 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 2-5 p.m.)

At the University Writing Center, faculty and graduate consultants assist students with any aspect of the writing process. We welcome students from all disciplines and at any level.

Hours of Operation

Carrollton Hours

Summer 2020:

Hours Monday - Thursday
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fall 2020:

Monday - Wednesday                                                                       9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday                                                                                           10:00 AM - 1:00PM

Newnan Hours

Fall 2020 (drop-in):

Monday - Wednesday                                                                       11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information

Carrollton Location

Visit the Writing Center in TLC 1201
Location Marker Technology Learning Center (TLC)
Phone (678) 839-6513
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Newnan Location

Visit the The Shell-Coggin Writing Center
Location Newnan Center, Room 102
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Make an appointment for a session (before your assignment is due).

  • How to Make an Appointment

    Contact Information:

    Office number: (678) 839-6513,

    Location: TLC 1201

    Email address: writing@westga.edu

    To make an appointment, you will need your:

    • Name
    • Student ID (917) number
    • Class and Section Number for the assignment (For example, ENGL 1101-11)
    • Preferred appointment date and time

    Our appointments are 30 minutes in length. You can schedule an hour session if English is not your first language, if you have a documented learning disability, or if you are a graduate student with a longer assignment.

    It's best to schedule your session 24-hours before you want to be seen.

    If you need to cancel your session, please let us know at least an hour before your appointment begins.

  • What to Bring?
    1. A printed copy of your paper is preferred. (We do have computers in the back of the Center if you do not have a printed copy.)
    2. The directions for the assignment from your professor.
    3. Any notes you have taken while working on the assignment.
    4. At least one or two questions or concerns about the assignment that can help direct the session.

     

  • What to Expect During a Session
    1. When you arrive at the UWC for your session, you will check-in with the person at the front desk. Just provide your name or student ID to check-in.
    2. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you have missed your appointment. A missed appointment with be logged as a No Show.
    3. You will be shown to your consultant.
    4. The session will begin with your consultant asking how they can help you with your assignment. Provide them with your paper and any question or concern you have with your writing.
      • Be aware: The Writing Center operates as an extension of the classroom environment. The consultants can help with any concern you have with the writing process, but they cannot edit or proofread your paper. During the session, they are teaching you writing techniques (like how to identify and correct errors in your paper) that you can utilize independently of the Writing Center.
    5. You will generally leave the tutorial with a new direction for your paper. For this reason, it is ideal to schedule a session at least 2 to 4 days before your assignment is due.

 

The Writing Center will be closed during the vacation schedule constructed by the University. (See the Academic Calendar for all of the University closures.) Also, any University closure (e.g. for weather) will result in the closure of the Writing Center, which will not resume regular operating hours until campus reopens.

  • Writing Center Openings and Closings
    Spring Semester

    TBD

    Summer Semester

    TBD

    Fall Semester

    Opening Date: August 17, 2020

    Closing Date: November 19, 2020