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The University Writing Center will reopen for virtual appointments at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

To schedule an appointment for a writing consultation, go to TutorTrac, or call 828-476-8644. If you are not an enrolled student at Appalachian State, please email writingctr@appstate.edu to let us know if you are faculty, staff, or a community member. We will send you a form to create an account and some instructions on using TutorTrac.

For special accommodations, including in-person services, please contact Dr. Beth Carroll, Writing Center Director, at carrollel@appstate.edu or 828-719-8206.

Q&A with Our Consultants

Q: What is your favorite type of session?

A: “My favorite kind of sessions are the ones where clients come in, and they don't have much confidence with their writing, saying something like, ‘My writing is terrible!’  I love being able to reassure clients and teaching them various writing techniques and watching concepts 'click' with them.”

—Harley, undergraduate consultant

A: “Watching students realize that they have the ability to be a good writer is such a cool thing to witness.” 

—Lexie, professional consultant 

A: “My absolute favorite type of session has to be outlining and brainstorming sessions! There is nothing more interesting than getting to help someone work through a prompt and hear their initial ideas on a topic.”

—Damian, graduate consultant 

Q: What would you like to tell your undergraduate self about the UWC?

“I wish I could go back and tell my undergraduate self to not procrastinate with assignments and to seek help earlier on. Writers should never feel like they are ever alone to complete their work. It puts so much unnecessary stress and expectations on themselves, which [the UWC] can definitely help to relieve!”  

—Harley, undergraduate consultant

“I wish I could tell my undergrad self that not using the Writing Center is a waste of a good resource. Every paper or piece of writing can benefit from having a second opinion or another person to look it over” 

—Lexie, professional consultant 

“The number one thing I would tell myself if I could, would have been simply Use It! The Writing Center is a flexible and accommodating resource, and even if it is a bit scary going into a new space for the first time, it is such a welcoming and helpful resource that I can't believe I waited so long to experience it!”

—Damian, graduate consultant 

Virtual Appointments

About the University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is a free resource available to all Appalachian State University students and faculty as well as members of the Boone community. Our consultants are experienced writers and attentive readers who will work with you one-on-one to assist with any aspect of the writing process.

The UWC is a collaborative, supportive, and non-evaluative environment intended to help you with your writing in a way that will foster confidence and competence. Consultants can provide assistance with writing at all stages and in any subject matter.