Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
The Writing Center has two locations: Summerville Campus, Allgood Hall, Room N204 & Health Sciences Campus, Greenblatt Library, Room 142.

When is The Writing Center open?
During the fall and spring semesters, The Writing Center is open Monday – Thursday from 8AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM to 1PM. During the summer, The Writing Center is open Monday – Friday from 8AM to 1PM.

Can I drop off my paper to have it proofread?
No. Rather than being an editing service, we teach you the editing skills you need during your appointment.
We are here to guide you along the process of becoming a better writer.

Can I come in with my science/nursing/history/a subject besides English paper?
Yes! No matter the subject, good writing should be clear, concise, organized, cohesive, indicative of critical thinking skills, able to support your claim, formatted correctly, and grammatically correct.

The Writing Center can help with all of these things.

So, what exactly do you do at the writing center?
We offer free one-on-one peer consultations to guide students through the writing process, which ultimately empowers students to make well-informed decisions about their texts.

How do I make an appointment?
Go to our website

If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one. You must use your e-mail account.

Select the time that you would like to come in.

Do you provide online tutoring?
Yes! Go to our website and select a time. Then, under “Meet Online?” select “Yes – Meet Online.”

When it is time for your online appointment, return to our website and log in. Click on the time slot you selected earlier. In the “Meet Online?” box, there will be a link that says “Start or Join Online Consultation.”

This will open a screen with a large blank area to the left where you can copy and paste the writing you would like help with. On the right, you can chat with the tutor.

How many appointments can I make?
Appointments are limited to one 1-hour session per day (five per week). We limit the amount of appointments you can make because you need time to work with your paper. Also, we can cover a lot in 1-hour and don’t want you to get overwhelmed!

How far in advance can I make appointments?
Students can make appointments up to 30 days in advance.

What if I can’t make it to my appointment?
Cancel your appointment at least one hour before your scheduled appointment time to avoid a no-show penalty.

What happens if I don’t show up to an appointment?
After three no-show appointments, your account will be disabled. This means that you will no longer be able to make appointments online. Accounts will be re-enabled at the beginning of each academic year.

Who works in the writing center?
Augusta University students! Each of our tutors has been highly trained and has a minimum of an A or B in ENGL 1101, 1102, & 3801. Each tutor also has a biography on our website.

Can graduate students and faculty use the writing center?
Yes! We offer the same services that we offer to undergraduate students to graduate students and faculty.