Setting Up Your Account
To schedule an individual writing appointment, you will need to set up an account through our online scheduler, WCOnline. To create an account:
- Click on the “Make an Appointment” button
- Use your UW-Madison NetID to create an account
Once your account is created, you will be linked to the online scheduler. If you have trouble registering, please call the Writing Center at (608) 263-1992.
What Kind of Writing Appointment Do You Need?
We help undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting and revising—for any writing project. Each year, more than six thousand students from across the university—from first-year through doctoral students—benefit from talking and working with a Writing Center instructor. Learn more about the types of appointments we offer and find out which appointment is right for you.
Our temporary main center is located at 6191 Helen C. White Hall (600 North Park Street). Our appointments often booked up several days in advance, so please plan ahead.
In-Person Meetings are recommended if…
- You want to meet with a Writing Center instructor in-person.
- You want to collaborate and talk with a Writing Center instructor about your writing.
- You want ideas on how to improve your writing process.
- You want guidance about an ongoing or longer project.
Directions: Helen C. White Hall is across the street from the Memorial Union and Science Hall, on Lake Mendota.
- Enter the building to the left of College Library’s entrance.
- The Writing Center cannot be accessed from within College Library.
- Take the elevator up to the sixth floor.
- At the sixth floor, turn left, and then turn left down the corridor.
- The summer Writing Center is located in room 6191, which is the first door on the right.
Virtual Meetings offer real-time, face-to-face appointments in WCOnline, our online appointment system. Virtual Meetings allow us to collaborate with you through:
- a whiteboard where you and your instructor can view and comment on your writing
- conversation through video/audio
- a chat area for synchronous, written conversation
The whiteboard and chat area remain available to you after the appointment.
Virtual Meetings are recommended if…
- You’ve enjoyed meeting in-person with Writing Center instructors.
- You are unable to attend an In-Person Meeting.
- You have a reliable internet connection.
Written Feedback appointments allow you to receive written comments and suggestions from a Writing Center instructor. After uploading your draft into WCOnline, along with information about your assignment or writing project, you will receive written feedback the next business day following your appointment. This feedback will remain available to you after your appointment.
Written Feedback appointments are recommended if…
- You have a draft that you’d like to receive feedback and writing lessons on asynchronously
- You live in a different time zone that makes scheduling a Virtual Meeting difficult or impossible.
- Your internet connection is unreliable.