Hours of Operation

Our regular hours of operation are:

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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9:00am-12:00pm

9:00am-11:30am

9:00am-12:00pm

9:00am-11:30am

9:00am-12:00pm

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1:00-4:00pm

1:00-4:00pm

1:00-4:00pm

1:00-4:00pm

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7:00-10:00pm

7:00-10:00pm

7:00-10:00pm

7:00-10:00pm

7:00-10:00pm

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How to Schedule Appointments

 

Beginning Monday, January 31, 2022, the Writing Center is open for in-person appointments

If health reasons require you to schedule a virtual appointment, you may follow the instructions below, but please reserve these virtual appointments for situations necessitated for health reasons. All other tutoring should take place in person

 

  1. To make an appointment for an online session, simply follow the usual procedure by accessing WCOnline through the Center’s website (https://fandm.mywconline.com/index.php?logout=YES) and choosing the time and the tutor that fits your schedule.
  2. Please make sure to check “Yes” in the section asking whether or not you will “Meet Online?"
  3. When it is time to begin your appointment, log back in to WCOnline and click on your scheduled appointment to reopen the scheduling form. In the middle of the form, you will now see a box inviting you to “MEET ONLINE?” Click on the red highlighted link below: “START OR JOIN ONLINE CONSULTATION.”
StartSessionWCOnline

A window will now open providing the platform on which you will connect with the Writing Center tutor.

Follow the instructions provided by the platform and the tutor.

We recommend you begin by exchanging contact information with the tutor, in case your connection is somehow broken and you need to reestablish a connection separate from WCOnline.

Then enjoy the conversation!

Please keep in mind several further, important things:

  • You will need to have your document(s) in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
  • WCOnline's online tutoring platform should be used on a laptop. It is not designed to be used on mobile devices.
  • If you are on campus, make sure you are accessing WCOnline through eduroam, NOT the F&M Guest network. WCOnline does not function on the Guest network. To access eduroam, please remember to login using your F&M email address (e.g., lfricke@fandm.edu), not your netid (e.g., lfricke).
  • WCOnline requires a strong wireless connection. If you are having trouble accessing WCOnline, try to find a spot with a stronger wireless signal. 
  • If you have any other trouble accessing WCOnline, please check that any interfering software firewalls or privacy protections are disabled.
  • In case the WCOnline platform does not work properly, despite addressing issues mentioned above, your tutor will contact you (by email or by text message) to decide to switch to either Skype or some other useful online platform for communication.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to cancel an appointment you have scheduled, please email us at writingcenter@fandm.edu

Please do not call the Writing Center or leave messages

 

 

 

Canceling Appointments

To cancel an appointment, please call the Writing Center at 717-358-3866.

Please cancel your appointment at least 4 hours in advance.  

This will allow us to give your appointment time to another student.

Please be aware of our Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

1. Appointments must be cancelled at least 4 hours prior to the starting time of the session, or they will be counted as no-shows.

2. One late cancellation or no-show will result in a  one-week loss of Writing Center privileges. 

3. Two late cancellations or no-shows will result in a two-week loss of Writing Center privileges.

4. A third late cancellation or no-show will result in the loss of your Writing Center privileges for the rest of the semester , as will a late cancellation or no-show during reading days and finals

5. If an emergency situation (family emergency, illness, accident)  makes timely cancellation impossible, please call as soon as possible and explain the circumstances. We will not penalize genuine emergencies.

6. No Show Records can be expunged by requesting a "Tutee No-Show Record Reversal Form." The form must be brought to three consecutive writing center appointments without a no-show or late cancellation and signed by each tutor. Once the form is completed, give the completed form to your final tutor or the office coordinator. Once we confirm your appointments, your No-Show record for the semester will be expunged. 

Writing Center Policy of Identifying Personal Pronouns

It is Writing Center policy for tutors to ask all tutees for their personal pronouns at the beginning of a tutoring session.

Tutors use the pronouns indicated by the tutees in the reports they write about the sessions for Center records and, with the tutees’ permission, to send to the appropriate professors.

In doing so, we hope to recognize and show support for individuals who identify in ways different from traditional gender binaries. Writing Center scholar Harry Denny suggests there are substantial benefits of such awareness and sensitivity:

              By making conferences potential spaces to challenge what's natural or not, conventional or not, received wisdom or not, our pedagogy makes possible and internalizes widely transferable critical thinking and active-learning, both of which lead to stronger, more engaged staff and students, vibrant intellectual communities, and better citizenship, whether on campus or  beyond. (111)

Please feel free to ask any questions about the policy.

 

Denny, Harry C. “Facing Sex and Gender in the Writing Center.” Facing the Center.

             University Press of Colorado, 2010. pp. 87-112.