Welcome to the Writing Center. We are a free support service for all UNCSA students.
Our goal is to assist you with the writing process – from brainstorming to the finished paper, we are here to help.
The writing center is staffed by faculty, peer tutors, and the director. We operate on a first come -first served basis; no appointment is necessary.
Academic Services House
1915 Sunnyside Avenue
The Writing Center is open daily, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
No appointment is needed to visit the Writing Center during open hours.
The Writing Center is at 1915 Sunnyside Avenue, second floor.
For more information contact :
Elizabeth Klaimon, Director of the Writing Center
Director of the Writing Center, UAP Faculty
What kinds of writing can you help me with?
Anything you are working on: essays, class assignments, research papers, summaries, manuscripts, graduate thesis work, professional statements, and creative writing.
What happens in a typical WC tutoring session?
The tutor will spend time talking with you about the paper, and will ask you to clarify where you are in the writing process and where you need help. She may ask to see a copy of the assignment and the paper guidelines. Then you will work together, reading through the paper, discussing areas to develop, and ways to make the work stronger. Specifics will depend on the session and your needs. She can also help you with citation and correct forms of documentation.
How long is a tutoring session?
It depends. Some sessions are short and some may take up to an hour. A typical session lasts about 30 minutes.
What should I bring to a tutoring session?
A draft of your paper, or your laptop if the draft is saved there. It also helps to have a copy of the assignment and the paper guidelines provided by your instructor, and the texts you are using.
Will my teacher get notification that I have been to the WC?
Yes. With your permission, we will email your instructor with a brief overview of the tutor session. Most instructors are happy to learn that their students have made use of the writing center, and some even offer grading incentives to visit.
My teacher has told me I need to visit the writing center – why?
Discuss this with your instructor. Most instructors have specific recommendations about how to strengthen your writing, and you can share these with the tutor.
Where are you located?
On the second floor of the Academic Services House, Sunnyside Avenue, next door to the Academic Programs House.
Do I have to make an appointment?
No appointment is necessary. However, keep in mind we operate on a first come-first served basis, so during busy hours you may have to wait, or come back another time.