In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, the Writing Center staff will begin working remotely after Spring Break in an effort to best support our campus community. We will be offering only eTutoring sessions for the rest of the semester. Please visit our online scheduling system to make your eTutoring appointment.
We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.
UNC Writing Center
The ‘write’ place for everyone
The UNC Writing Center provides one-on-one sessions for students at any level to improve specific projects and become better all-around writers.
We believe every writer needs a reader, and all writers, even strong writers, can benefit from visiting with a Writing Center Consultant. Our consultants come from a variety of majors and backgrounds and are trained to work with writing of all types, from all disciplines. You’re the content expert. We’re the writing experts. Let’s work together!
Our service is designed to help you look for patterns of error and alert you to those
This means that we will help assist you with the overall effectiveness of your paper, rather than copy edit your work.
Want to see a writing consultant in person? We offer in-person sessions where you’ll meet one-on-one with a trained writing consultant to work through your writing. Face-to-face sessions take place in Ross Hall 1230.
For an eTutoring session, you’ll make an appointment online, upload your document with specific questions and concerns, and receive individualized feedback from a trained writing consultant within 24 hours.
We facilitate writing accountability groups on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon in Ross Hall 1230 for graduate students writing larger projects such as theses, dissertations and journal articles.
The Writing Center does offer walk-in sessions, but you can guarantee session time by making an appointment. Appointments are recommended for visits required by your professor, during midterms and the last week of classes and for heavily weighted assignments.
You can make both 30 and/or 60 minute appointments.
For documents of five or fewer pages schedule 30 minutes. For documents of five to 10 pages, schedule 60 minutes. If your document is over 10 pages break it into chunks and schedule multiple appointments.
We have compiled this list of references to assist in improving your writing skills.
Become a Consultant
Interested in working in the Writing Center as a consultant? We hire for the academic year in the spring semester of the previous year. We look for consultants with the following qualities:
- Open and friendly personality
- Strong writing skills
- Willingness to learn
For more information contact Melody Denny at email@example.com.