Who should use the Writing Center?
- All NYU undergraduates who are studying in Washington Square, at the Tandon School of Engineering, or who want feedback and help on their writing.
- All students who are new to the expectations of college-level inquiry and critical thinking.
- All multilingual writers who are seeking to expand their understanding of American rhetorical conventions and the English language.
- Graduate students are also welcome.
How do I get started? How does the Writing Center work?
- Register and reserve appointments online at: nyu.mywconline.com.
- Schedule a 45-minute conference in-person or online up to a week in advance.
- Describe what you want to work on (your priorities for the session).
- Remember to upload your draft 24 hours before the appointment by clicking on the appointment in the scheduler and clicking EDIT.
- Log in at the meeting time to greet and work with your consultant or tutor.
- To learn more about our online services, please see the description here.
How should I prepare for my session?
- If you are working on a draft, upload the most recent copy of it to the appointment before your session.
- If your writing concern is related to a particular assignment, upload the assignment prompt.
- If you want to discuss feedback you have received from a professor, upload the draft that has your professor’s comments that you would like to review.
- If you have notes, previous writing, a particular text, and/or research materials related to your draft, have those items with you for the session.
- Prior to the session, reread your draft and your assignment to determine what particular question, concern, or issue you would like to take up during the session.
How many appointments can I have per week and per term?
- You may schedule one appointment per week, up to one week ahead of time, using our online system.
- You are allowed up to six appointments each semester. While we reserve sessions each week for NYU graduate students, faculty, and alumni, undergraduate students have priority for most of our appointments.
How do I cancel my appointment? What happens if I miss my appointment or am late?
- If you need to cancel the night before your appointment, you can modify or delete it prior to 11:59pm by logging into the online scheduling system. If you need to cancel on the day of your appointment, you must email the Writing Center at email@example.com.
- If you miss your appointment, you will be counted as a no-show. If you miss or are late to 2 appointments without cancelling, you cannot use the Writing Center again until the following semester.
- If you are more than ten minutes late for your appointment, you will lose your session and be counted as a no-show.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Stay home and cancel your in-person appointment. Do not come to the Writing Center if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or chill, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea).
If an online appointment is available when you cancel your in-person appointment, you may reschedule your appointment. However, the Writing Center will not change in-person appointments to online ones.