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Welcome to the UW-Superior Writing Center!

Visit the Writing Center website at http://www.uwsuper.edu/writingcenter. And "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/uwsuperiorwritingcenter.


Fall hours: MWTh 9 am to 5 pm; Tuesdays 9 am to 9 pm; and Fridays 9 am to 4 pm.  Online-only consultations on Sundays from 6 pm to 11 pm begin September 24.


A Few Rules and Instructions to Follow in Making and Keeping Appointments:

1. Length, in-person: Thirty-minute appointments are recommended for most in-person consultations, except for consultations for second-language learners or for students with papers exceeding five pages. Limiting sixty-minute appointments to only those circumstances will allow other clients ample access to consultations.

2. Length, online: Sixty-minute appointments are recommended for most online appointments, particularly if you are a second-language learner or your paper is a long one. The exception is summer appointments, where we have online appointments only and want to make room for all those seeking our services; then, thirty-minute online appointments are most acceptable.

3. Information on appointment form: You will be asked to indicate on the appointment form what course the writing you are seeing us for is from.  If the writing isn't for a class, there is a category for that at the bottom of the applicable dropdown list.  Also, you are asked on the appointment form to indicate your major.  If you are non-degree-seeking or a staff member, go to the bottom of the applicable dropdown menu on the form for choices that fit these circumstances.

4. Punctuality: If you are more than five minutes late for an appointment and we have someone arrive at the center or check in online at that time who wants to make an appointment for a consultation, we will consider you a no-show and accommodate that client.

5. Number of assignments per consultation: A consultation (whether in-person or online) should concern just one writing assignment.

6. No-Show Rule: After three no-shows in a semester, a client will not be able to make any additional appointments for the rest of the semester. To cancel an appointment and therefore not be counted as a no-show, enter WCOnline, click on the appointment you cannot keep, and indicate that you are cancelling it.  You can cancel up to the start time of the appointment. A client whose appointment-making ability has been removed can continue to be seen on a walk-in basis only for the rest of the semester.  (If you can have online consultations only, you won't be able to access them for the rest of the term at all because there are no walk-in consultations online.) The Writing Center has this rule because when a client does not show up for an appointment, oftentimes, that time slot could have been used by another client. In other words, your not showing up for your scheduled consultation may prevent another student from getting the writing center services that he or she needs.

7. Waiting list: Can't find an open appointment time?  Join the waiting list by clicking on the clock icon to the left of the date. On the screen that will appear, enter the times you have available for a consultation on that day.  You'll be contacted by email if an appointment time becomes available.  If you have enabled text messaging in your profile, you will receive a text message as well.

8. Accessing Online Consultations: To start a schedule online consultation, click on the box on the schedule that represents your appointment. A dialogue box will appear (your original appointment form). Then click on the phrase, in red letters, that reads "Start or join online consultation."