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Teaching Assistantships in the Writing Center
About the Writing Center
Where is the Writing Center located and what are your hours?
Is the Writing Center handicap accessible?
Who tutors in the Writing Center?
How much does it cost to use the Writing Center?
Is it okay for me to use the Writing Center?
Can I get help with writing in a language other than English (for example, an essay written in Spanish for my Spanish literature course)?
Can I get help for a friend or family member?
What if I just have a quick question about my writing?
Can I get a job at the Writing Center?
Making an Appointment
Who can make an appointment?
Can I request a particular tutor?
What should I do if my ONYEN does not work or I do not have an ONYEN?
What should I do if no appointments are available?
What should I do if I need to reschedule?
How far in advance do I need to cancel my appointment?
What happens if I don’t cancel and then don’t show up for my appointment?
What if I am late to my appointment?
What is involved in an on-site visit to the Writing Center?
What kind of writing can I bring to the Writing Center?
What kind of help will I receive from a tutor?
Will my instructor know that I have used the Writing Center?
Is it okay for me to bring take-home exams to the Writing Center?
The Online Tutor
Who can use the Online Tutor?
Can I request that a particular tutor respond to my submission?
How long will it take to submit a paper to the Online Tutor?
How often can I submit something to the Online Tutor?
How long a document can I submit to the Online Tutor?
What if I need to change something about my submission? What if I attached the wrong file by mistake?
When will a tutor respond to the draft I submit through the Online Tutor?
How do I know that a tutor has responded to the paper I submitted online?
How do I retrieve the tutor’s response to my paper?
Can I review the tutor’s comments on a paper that I submitted earlier to the Online Tutor?
Who will have access to the material I submit in the Online Tutor?
How do online conference summaries work?
What is the Writing Center’s mission?
Who works in the Writing Center?
How can I encourage my students to use Writing Center services?
How will I know when my students visit the Writing Center?
Can the Writing Center help me revise or develop writing assignments for my courses?
I’d like for all of my students to visit the Writing Center. Can I require my whole class to use the Writing Center?
Should I give extra credit points to students who use the Writing Center?
Can I send students to the Writing Center for makeup sessions when they miss a meeting with me or with group members?
I have one student who desperately needs help with writing. Can I require this particular student to visit the Center?
Should I make grade decisions dependent on Writing Center visits?
Are there alternatives to requiring students’ use of the Writing Center?
Do tutors in the Writing Center discuss grades with students?
How much help can an undergraduate student get from the Writing Center?
Can graduate students make appointments?
Can students make standing appointments to work on overall writing improvement?
Can students bring in non-course related work such as creative writing or personal statements for applications?
My students are working on a group project. Can the whole group come in for an appointment?
Does the Writing Center help students with take-home essay exams?
My students can’t seem to proofread. Will you proofread papers before they turn them in to me?
Do students need to have a full draft before they make an appointment? Some of my students wait until they have a full draft and then find they can’t get an appointment in time.
Who can use the ESL services at the Writing Center?
Can my spouse attend the courses, workshops, writing groups or speaking groups?
I am applying to a degree program or for a job at UNC or UNC Hospitals. Can I use Writing Center services?
Can I get a U.S. student visa to take ESL classes at UNC?
Does UNC offer ESL classes for credit?
Can I use the Writing Center’s tutoring services?
What do the classes, workshops and groups cost?
Where do the classes and workshops take place?
Where is Greenlaw 221?
How do I register?
How can I register if I don’t have an ONYEN?
How can I join or form a writing group?
Will you proofread my essay / paper / dissertation / article?
I have an idea for another workshop or ESL service. Can I suggest a new topic?
Can I link to your page or use your materials (online presentations, groups procedures, workshops descriptions) on my website?
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