Mywconline is the system the Writing Center uses for appointments. To create an account and book an appointment:
- Click Register for an account and fill out the information and then click register
- Login to your (new) account
- Click on any white space to book an appointment
- You will see time slots at the top of the new appointment window, beneath “Appointment Date.” If you would like a 30 minute appointment, leave the times as they are. If you would like an hour, adjust the second time in the drop down menu to make the session last one hour.
- If the schedule is full, reserve a place on the waitlist: select the clock icon to the left of the date you would like to make an appointment
- Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled
Still confused? Here’s a step-by-step video by former tutor Trinity Johnson.
If you receive an “account deactivated” notice, it is likely because you have missed three or more appointments at the Writing Center. Please email email@example.com with an explanation for your missed appointments and the Writing Center Team will determine whether to reactivate your account.
Will a tutor proofread my paper for me?
No. But we will help you learn how to revise and edit your work to improve all the writing you do.
Can I work with any graduate or undergraduate tutor?
My paper is due in three hours. Can I meet with a tutor now?
Yes, but that’s not ideal. We recommend leaving time to revise. We prefer to meet with you more than 24 hours before a paper is due. If you come in for a consultation at the last minute, you risk not having enough time to revise your work after the session.
Do I have to make an appointment?
No. The Writing Center has some opportunities for you to walk-in. If there is an open slot on the schedule, you are welcome to walk into the Writing Center to check if the tutor is available. You will need to fill out our online tutorial form before meeting with a tutor. By registering your information online and scheduling an appointment, you enable us to give you the most effective feedback over a series of meetings rather than during a single session.
Can I be late for my appointment?
If you show up late for your appointment (after five minutes), you forfeit your session. Tutorials last either 30 or 60 minutes, and tutors and students use all of that time to discuss the writing and ideas at hand.
What happens if I miss more than one appointment?
If you don’t show up for three scheduled sessions, your account will be deactivated. If you find your account has been deactivated, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation for your missed appointments. The Writing Center team will evaluate your eligibility for account reactivation. In the meantime, or if your account is not reactivated, you will still be able to use the Center as a walk-in client.
Missed appointments are cumulative starting from when you created your account.
How can I become a Writing Center Tutor?
For more information about becoming a Writing Center Tutor, check out our Tutors page. You may also contact the interim Director of the Writing Center, Phil Sandick, at email@example.com or email the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I make an appointment after I’ve graduated?
No. Given our limited capacity, our services are only available to current Georgetown students and staff. If you continue to use the Writing Center when you are no longer affiliated with Georgetown, your account will be deactivated.
How many sessions can I book with one tutor?
We are delighted when clients return to the Writing Center. However, we ask that clients book no more than five sessions with one consultant in a given semester so that our clients benefit from a variety of tutoring approaches.
Are there any reasons that a tutor can end our session early?
Consultants reserve the right to terminate a session for the following reasons: sexual harassment of any kind, racism, homophobia, sexism, harassment related to gender identity, religion or immigration status, and threatening language or intimidation.
How do I cancel an appointment?
To cancel an appointment, log into the scheduling system and click on your appointment, which will appear as a gold box. A pop-up screen will open and click “Cancel this Appointment.” You can cancel an appointment up to two hours before the start of your session. Otherwise, the appointment will count as “missed.” Three missed appointments will block your access to our scheduling system.
What happens during an online session?
Online appointments are for all students and take place over Zoom. Please remember that online appointments are still synchronous, one-on-one sessions. You must stay online for the duration of your appointment and talk to your tutor via Zoom. It is not acceptable to send your tutor your document while you engage in other tasks. If you are not online for the duration of your appointment, your tutor will mark the appointment as “missed.”
What if I want specialized help on an assignment?
All Writing Center tutors are trained to work with students in a variety of disciplines. Different Writing Centers at Georgetown offer certain specialized services:
MSB Writing and Communication Center
If you are hoping to get specialized help on a McDonough School of Business assignment, book a session with one of our MSB Writing Fellows. Learn more about the MSB Writing and Communication Center here.
NURO Online Writing Center
All Online Nursing Students: (FNP, Nurse Educator, Nurse-Midwifery, or Adult Gerontology) currently completing their MSN degrees through the “Nursing@Georgetown” program are invited to set up an appointment with The NURO Online Writing Center. This Writing Center is specifically designed to help distance-learning graduate students produce prose for their academic settings and to suggest effective writing, outlining, and editing techniques. If you would like to make an appointment with a NURO Writing Center tutor, please visit https://calendly.com/onlinenurowriting. Once you make the appointment, a tutor will send you a confirmation email, which includes the information needed to meet your tutor and share your document. Questions? Email the NURO Writing Center at email@example.com.
Georgetown Law Writing Center
All law school students are encouraged to visit the Georgetown Law Writing Center for specialized law school-related writing assistance. You may find more information about the Law Writing Center here.