The Writing Center
The Writing Center will open for the Spring 2021 semester on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for in-person and online writing coaching sessions.
In-Person Writing Center writing coaching sessions are offered in the library on the Brunswick campus during the following days/times (no appointment required):
Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11am and 12pm to 5pm (starting January 20)
Thursdays from 9:30am to 11am and 12pm to 5pm (starting January 14)
Online Writing Center coaching sessions are offered Monday through Friday. Here follows the instructions for online Writing Center writing coaching access:
Please follow these procedures to connect with a writing coach:
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 10am 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 in to 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. You can also email the director, Dr. Gray, if you’d like a response outside of these hours (or with any questions). Dr. Gray: email@example.com
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-based sessions are available.
Writing coach: Nicole
Mondays from 9am to 11:30am
Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am
Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am
Fridays from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm
Her Collaborate session room: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/394ed12acb9d471da669e82a383645e7
Writing coach: Kimmy
Fridays from 9:30am to 11am and 12pm to 5pm
Her Collaborate session room: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/bf5df12dfe734848aa4a1552c165d184
Writing coach: Conlan
Mondays from 12pm to 2pm
Tuesdays from 9am to 11am
Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm
Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm
Fridays from 9am to 1pm
His Collaborate session room:
Writing coach: Bri
Mondays from 5:30am to 7:30am
Tuesdays from 5:30am to 7:30am
Wednesdays from 5:30am to 7:30am
Thursdays from 5:30am to 7:30am
Fridays from 5:30am to 7:30am
Her Collaborate session room: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/545156a14c2b44e7a25a56773e391746
BONUS EMAIL-ONLY HOURS
Mondays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fridays from 10:30am to 12:20pm
Our Mission: Supporting the college mission of outstanding educational excellence and engagement by providing writing coaching that promotes writing skills and student success.
At the Writing Center, we have three guiding principles, based on Writing Center theory and practice:
- Develop the writer, not just the paper.
- Stephen North, a famous writing center scholar, said that 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 a good description 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.