Welcome to the WolfWeb Online Writing Center (WWOWC)
Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services already provides a variety of ways for NCSU Undergraduates to use our face-to-face consulting services: appointments, drop-in, day time and evening centers. Expanding to offer web-based services as well seemed like the next step. The WWOWC allows you to discuss your writing in a real-time, virtual session with a live consultant. Appointments are available between 2:00 - 5:00pm Monday - Thursday.
Using the google applications already associated with your NCSU email sessions work like at the face-to-face locations - a consultant will look through your paper with you in real time. The only difference is that you have your conversation through chat. Remember, you can work on any writing project: an assignment for class, scholarship essay, application essay for graduate school, love letter, anything. Here are some tips to help make your online session as productive as possible.
- Review the directions for your session. Making sure you understand the procedure for the session will ensure that you and your consultant can spend your time on your writing rather than set up procedures for the session.
- Know what you want to work on with your consultant. (Brainstorming, Organization, Structure, Thesis Development, Transitions.) If you want to work on formatting or layout a face-to-face session is going to be a better fit for you.
- Be prepared to briefly explain the assignment. Understanding the assignment helps your consultant understand your goals for your writing.
- Be prepared to focus only on the session by closing all other programs and distractions. This will help you make the most of your time.
- You can always refer back to your WWOWC session. Your chat with the consultant will be archived in your NCSU email account. When you sit down to make changes to your writing, you can always go back to your session for guidance.
- Don't worry about fixing your paper while you are doing the session. Making changes to your text takes time, and you might not get to a point you really wanted the consultant to look at with you.
- Plan to look at 3-5 pages of text. If you are working on a longer project, you will need to plan for multiple sessions if you would like the consultant to look at the entire project. Three - five pages is a guideline some sessions may work more intensely on a smaller section.