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★ Writing Support

Sweetland offers three ways for currently enrolled, U-M Ann Arbor undergraduates to receive writing assistance:

  1. Writing Workshop (In-Person and Online one-to-one consultations)
  2. Peer Writing Centers (In-Person and Online one-to-one consultations)
  3. Peer Writing Centers (eTutoring via email)

Writing Workshop

AUGUST 29 - DECEMBER 9

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
1310 North Quad

• Led by U-M Sweetland faculty
• Any writing assignment for a course
• 30-minute in-person or online appointments
• One appointment per week limit

 

Online Consultations - How To

1. Log in to our online schedule where you made your appointment.

2. Click on your appointment box at least five minutes prior to the start time.

3. In the Appointment Window, click the Start or Join Online Consultation link.

4. In the new popup window, click Connect then click Start Publishing.

5. In the bottom right corner click Start Video Chat.

6. An Adobe Flash Player dialog box will ask you for Camera and Microphone access. Choose Allow. Note: We recommend wearing headphones during the session to prevent audio feedback.

7. Should you have difficulty connecting via video you can use the Text Chat Box in the lower right hand corner to communicate with your Consultant.

8. The Consultant will guide you through uploading your paper. If you are early, you can read the information posted on the Whiteboard (main text area) about how the interface works.

Peer Writing Centers

SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 9

• Led by undergrad Peer Writing Consultants
• Any kind of writing (coursework or other)
• 45-minute in-person or online appointments
• One appointment per day limit

In-Person Appointments: one-to-one consultations at one of the locations listed below
Online Appointments (Google Meet):
 real-time online consultation
eTutoring Appointments (Email): written feedback on your writing project via email

Locations & Hours

Note: Peer Writing Centers open on September 18th

Shapiro Undergraduate Library (2160)
Sunday 7-10pm
Monday-Thursday 12-10pm

Alice Lloyd Hall (1059)
Sunday-Thursday 7-10pm

Trotter Multicultural Center (2nd floor)
Sunday-Thursday 7-10pm

Online Consultations (Google Meet) - How To

Before your appointment - Link your writing sample and any prompts in a single Google document. There will be a field for this in the WCOnline Appointment Form. 

During your appointment time:

1. Log in to our online Schedule where you made your appointment.

2. Click on your appointment box at least five minutes prior to the start time.

3. Have your writing project open in another screen on your computer

4.  In the Appointment Window, click the Google Meet link that your consultant shared in your appointment form.

5. Click "join meeting" 

6. Should you have difficulty connecting via video you can use email or Google Chat to contact your consultant

eTutoring - How To

"eTutoring"--we provide written feedback on your writing project via email

  1. Make an appointment on the online Schedule
  2. Combine the assignment prompt and your paper into one document if possible; a wide variety of document formats are accepted.
  3. Upload your document to WCOnline at the bottom of the appointment form.
  4. Give your document a name in the corresponding box in WCOnline (your last name would be a good choice; this is helpful when the consultant downloads the document to respond to it).
  5. Include in the document a copy of the assignment prompt and/or rubric.
  6. As a backup, please share a link to your document via Google Docs and ensure that anyone at University of Michigan can edit it.
  7. Watch your email for notification that a peer consultant has responded to your paper. You can expect that your paper will be responded to by the end of the appointment time.