What We Do
The WRC is here to help you at any stage of the writing process for any subject (whether academic or personal). Our tutors can help you understand an assignment sheet, brainstorm, or even begin drafting an outline. If you’ve started writing but haven’t completed your first draft, we can give you feedback on direction and incorporating additional content. If you’ve already finished writing, we can give you some tips for revising or proofreading. Our goal is to help teach you to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, help you find answers, and help you learn how to research, write, revise, and proofread on your own. We want you to become a better writer by learning how to improve the quality of your writing overall, not just to improve the quality of one specific paper.
All UNC Charlotte students are encouraged to use the WRC for writing assistance, regardless of class level distinction or experience. Not a student? Not a problem! Any UNC Charlotte faculty or staff can also receive writing assistance from the WRC. All you need is an active UNC Charlotte email address to register.
Based on the view that knowledge is fundamentally social, the WRC is committed to fostering an environment of active, collaborative learning geared towards improving one’s writing process. The WRC is dedicated to providing excellent one-on-one writing instruction to students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds. Our goal is not to fix papers, but to develop better writers.
Types of Tutoring Sessions
Not sure which type of session you need? How far along are you in your writing process?
- Understanding the assignment
- Planning or brainstorming
- Help! I'm not sure!
For both in-person and video conferencing sessions, you will conference directly with a WRC tutor for up to 45 minutes.
In-person sessions are the most common form of tutoring that the WRC offers. These sessions are structured to give you up to 45 minutes of one-on-one time with a tutor inside the WRC. The best way to benefit from in-person sessions is to talk with your tutor about what you want to focus on and what your overall goals are for any piece of writing that you’re working on. We encourage you to bring in any resources, assignment sheets, and ideas so that your session will be as productive as possible. Our tutors can offer tips and feedback no matter where you are in the writing process, from initial brainstorming all the way to finalizing a work.
For more information about face-to-face tutoring, please visit the in-person tutoring page.
Video conferencing is very similar to a face-to-face session, except the session is conducted through Zoom. Although most clients use video during video conferencing sessions, you may choose to only use audio or the chat feature if that is more comfortable for you.
Just like face-to-face sessions, you’ll have up to 45 minutes to work with your tutor one-on-one. During video conferencing appointments, some clients pull up the piece of writing they want to review on their computer and then share their computer screen with their tutor. You can also upload your work to your appointment slot on our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com) so it is accessible to both you and your tutor during your session. Video conferencing session structures can be adapted to suit other needs you may have as well. We especially suggest you use this service for brainstorming and understanding assignment expectations and/or instructor feedback.
For more information about video conferencing appointments, please visit the video conferencing page.
If you make an e-tutoring appointment, you’ll upload a copy of your writing to the online scheduling system (uncc.mywconline.com) for a tutor to review. During the hour you booked for a session, the tutor will take a look at your writing and send you a feedback letter by the end of the hour. Although in-person sessions provide the best learning conditions, anyone may schedule an e-tutoring appointment.
To read more about e-tutoring, or for instructions on how to upload a document for tutors to review, visit the E-tutoring page.
Remember, our goal is to help teach you to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, help you find answers, and help you learn how to research, write, revise, and proofread on your own. We want you to become a better writer by learning how to improve the quality of your writing overall, not just to improve the quality of one specific paper.
Any UNC Charlotte student, faculty, or staff member is welcome to schedule an appointment using our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com). Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information on how to schedule your online appointment now, visit our Schedule an Appointment page.