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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Some Rules and Regulations to Help Make Coaching Sessions Better
- We offer writing coaching sessions that generally last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. Students and coaches may work together for a maximum of 45 minutes. If there is a waiting list, sessions may be reduced in length to a maximum of 30 minutes.
- Multiple sessions a week may be restricted due to overwhelming demand or excessive dependence upon the coaches.
No Editing Services
- Writing center coaches are not professional editors or proofreaders. We will teach students how to edit their own work, and we will help to determine patterns of sentence-level errors. However, we will not edit your work for you.
- Writing center coaches are not permitted to review any administrative documents, such as grade appeals or complaints against faculty, students, staff, or administrators. These documents are confidential; therefore, the coaches cannot be involved in their review.
- Coaches will terminate a session for inappropriate behavior or demands, such as profanity/cussing; raised voices/yelling; negative comments about the college, professors, staff, and/or other students; sexual advances/innuendos; requests to work outside of the office; being under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and conversations not related to writing or writing assignments. If the student cannot abide by these rules, the student must leave the session.
- All CCGA behavioral policies and expectations for ethical conduct apply to writing center coaching sessions.
Any questions about these rules and regulations should be addressed to the Director of the Writing Center: Dr. Jennifer Gray email@example.com.
Thoughts from the Writing Coaches
Steve: “Everyone has a story to tell whether they know it or not…”
Beth: “You know better than anyone what you meant to say…”
“I can almost see their ideas come to life…”
Steve: “We are not there to grade or criticize people about their papers. We are there to guide and coach them in the right direction. It is their paper; we can help them structure it in the proper format, but it is their work and story to tell. We are like pathfinders in a way; we just try to head them in the right direction.”
Hannah: “Helping people gain confidence is a very satisfying job.”
“The Writing Center looks beyond just what is on the page; instead, we see you as a writer.”