Student at a Writing Center computerYou Have Two Options for Online Writing Center Assistance

  1. Online, or synchronous tutoring.

    • This is a live, face-to-face session with a tutor utilizing audio and video chat. This type of online tutoring requires you to log in to WCOnline at the time of your appointment and join the meeting with your tutor by clicking on your appointment in the schedule.
  2. eTutoring, or asynchronous tutoring.

    • This is a form of online tutoring which occurs without direct contact with your tutor. eTutoring sessions require you to log in to WCOnline before the start of your appointment time and upload your document. You can upload by clicking on your appointment in the schedule and selecting to edit. You are also able to upload your document at the time you make your appointment if you are finished working on it. eTutoring is offered this semester as a way for students without high-speed internet access to still have writing support. We recommend that all students who are able use our Online Tutoring option do so if they are able to.

Before You Schedule an Appointment:

  • Appointments are for 45 minutes.
  • Appointments are limited to two per day.
  • Appointments must be made at least two hours in advance.

To Use the Online Writing Center:

  • To schedule an appointment, visit MyIUP.
    • In the current MyIUP portal: navigate to the Academics tab and select 'schedule a writing tutorial'. 
    • In the new MyIUP portal, go to Discover and search for "writing center." On the Academic Support card, click Writing Center: Schedule a Writing Tutorial.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you make an appointment, it is important that you keep your appointment. If you cannot make your appointment, please call us or email us to cancel it. If you schedule and miss more than two appointments per semester without giving notice, you will be unable to schedule more appointments for the remainder of that semester.

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