The Writing Center provides one-on-one in-depth writing coaching for students, faculty, and staff at the College of Coastal Georgia. During our coaching sessions, we work on developing writing skills by teaching writers about patterns of errors, expectations in writing styles, and what it means to be a writer at the college level.
Online writing Center coaching sessions are offered Monday through Friday. Follow the instructions below for online writing coaching access:
- Great Technology Access: Look at the list of writing coaches below, and see which coach is working at the time you are available. For example, if you want to have a session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, you can click on the link beside Conlan to access his Collaborate session room at that exact time. You might have to cut and paste the link to the Collaborate room into your browser if you are unable to get the link to work directly. Go ahead and email your paper (if you have one) to the writing coach as well.
- Email-Only Access: If you don't have access to Collaborate, you can email your paper to the writing coach and have an email-based session. Be sure to include information about your assignment. If the email link doesn't automatically take you to an email, go ahead and cut and paste the email address into your address line in your email. Coaches will respond to email during their hours listed.
- Limited or No Internet Access: If you don't have access to the internet, please call Dr. Gray's office at 912-279-5910, and leave a message with your contact information. Telephone-bases sessions are available.
The Writing Center's Guiding Principles:
- Develop the writer, not just the paper.
- Stephen North, a famous Writing Center scholar, said our job as Writing Center teachers is "to produce better writers, not better writing." If the writer improves, the paper follows.
- Even the best athletes need coaches.
- The students who work at the Writing Center are called coaches. We believe that "coach" and "coaching" are good descriptions for our role. Even the strongest Olympic athletes need coaches to provide perspective and an outside opinion.
- Knowledge is fundamentally social.
- We encourage an environment of active, collaborative learning that occurs outside the classroom. Our coaching sessions are not passive. Writers are expected to participate in the co-construction of their learning.