The Writing Center

Welcome to the Writing Center!

Bring ideas or drafts (academic, professional, or personal), and talk with a peer tutor about your writing process, ideas, grammar, arguments, and craft. 

If you have not used the Writing Center yet this year, check out our scheduling process—instructions below. We hope you find it easy and convenient. If you have any questions or concerns please email

Writing Center General Poster Fall 2020

Appointments Basics

  • Sessions with a writing tutor are 25 or 50 minutes
  • All sessions are online during remote operations
  • Want to know more before you dive in? Check out our One-on-one Appointments page 

How do I make an appointment?

Step 1: Register for WCOnline.

  • Go to

  • Sign up for an account using an email address that you regularly check. (This is where reminders and updates will be sent.)

  • Write down your 10-character password in a safe place.

  • WCOnline will send you an email to activate your account, so open that email and follow its instructions.

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Step 2: Schedule an appointment.

  • Log-in (Remember, you will have to activate your account via email before you can log in!)

  • Click on any available appointment time (white boxes on our calendar).


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  • Fill out the appointment form and note when your appointment is in your calendar.


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  • You should schedule a 1-hour appointment for most projects and a 30-minute appointment for very short projects or quick questions. Actual session lengths are 50 minutes and 25 minutes—we reserve 5-10 minutes as a break at the end of each session.

Step 3: Join your appointment.

  • Log-in to about 5 minutes before your session starts. Your tutor will join you at the session time. Get any notes or documents you have ready for the session by pulling them up on your computer or device.

  • To join your session, click “Start or Join Consultation.” 


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  • A video conference will automatically start. Make sure you can share your camera and microphone. See: Troubleshooting for camera and audio

  • You can also chat via a text chat on the right-hand side. Once your tutor logs on, you and your tutor can discuss how to share work (Google Docs, WCOnline, Zoom, etc.)


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If you would like to know more about what to expect from our sessions, please go to our "One-on-one Appointments" page. 


Dreamers Welcome

Our Mission

Our mission is to support Evergreen writers of diverse abilities and identities by cultivating confidence, skills, self-awareness, and agency at every stage of the writing process through peer-to-peer collaboration.

Our Vision

We envision a Writing Center…
...where all students feel they can lay claim to the identity of “writer” 
...where all students leave each session with increasing confidence in their next steps
...with a reputation for providing valuable support services for the Evergreen community
...that is accountable for its failings and is working towards growth and improvement
...that serves the authentic needs of students and provides them with useful resources 
...that engages the dynamic tension between equitable student access to the languages of power and recognizes the validity of writing in “Multiple Englishes”
...where the staff is representative of the community we serve 
...that collaborates with other on-campus support services to serve students
...where all students across diverse abilities and identities feel comfortable and empowered to use the Writing Center
...that holds the institution accountable to continually engage in the pursuit of equity as it relates to student writing


The Writing Center pursues its mission in relationship to many levels of stakeholders, including the diverse students of Evergreen, the Administration of the College, the Faculty, the greater community of Writing Centers in higher education, and the greater community of writers at large. We hope through this collection of letters to reveal our history of thought and include ourselves in the ongoing dialogues about how to best serve our multilayered communities.