Top 10 Questions about the Writing Center

You probably have questions if you’ve never seen a writing tutor or if you’re new to the Writing Center. Here are 10 questions students frequently ask.

Where is the Writing Center located?

It’s located on the second floor of the Ethel K. Smith Library, next to the Academic Resource Center.

What are the hours?

The Writing Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm. You can drop in at any time during these hours. Appointments are available during and outside these hours.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a tutor?

No. You can drop in when the Writing Center is open to see a tutor on a first-come, first-served basis. However, you can make an appointment if you want or need to see a tutor at a specific time.

How can I get a session?

You can get a session by dropping in or by getting a referral from your professor. You can also schedule an appointment.

Is it free?

Yes. The Writing Center services are free for everyone in the Wingate University community: students, faculty, staff and alumni. If you’re not a member of the Wingate University community, you may be required to pay a fee for services that are available to you.

Can I get help with just English papers? Or any paper for any class?

You can get help with any type of paper in any class.

What do I need to bring to a tutoring session?

You’ll need to bring your assignment or writing prompt to your session.

How long does a session usually last?

Sessions usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.

Will my professor know I came for a session?

Yes. Tutors complete a session summary for each tutoring session. The summary is sent to the professor and summarizes what was covered during the session.

Will a tutor fix my mistakes?

No. Tutors work with you to help you identify and address problems, but they won’t revise and edit your paper for you. That’s your job.

Have more questions?

If you have more questions, feel free to e-mail us, call 704-233-8070, or stop by to see us. We’re happy to answer your questions.