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VIRTUAL PEER WRITING CENTER WINTER 2021

The Peer Writing Center for the Winter 2021 semester will be open starting Sunday, February 2nd, and will run through Wednesday, April 21st.

The Peer Writing Center will be held entirely remote for this semester. 


Welcome, Undergraduates!

Create or log in to your account using your @umich.edu email address to:
-View Peer Writing Center schedules
-Make and manage your appointments
-Use the waitlist feature

*Please read the following information carefully!

 
VIRTUAL PEER WRITING CENTER WINTER 2021

Winter 21 Virtual Peer Writing Center
Undergraduates only, by appointment

PWC Dates of Operation (02/07 - 04/21)
Closed for University Wellness Days (2/24 + 3/23)

HOURS: All remote

Sun 7-10 PM
Mon-Thur 12-10 PM (closed Wednesdays 6-7 PM for staff meeting)
Fri 12-3 PM

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For Winter 2021, all peer writing center appointments will be conducted online on the "W21 Virtual PWC" schedule.

You have two options for your appointment:

 
1) "eTutoring"--we provide written feedback on your writing project (fewer than 10 pages, please!) via email
  • Make an appointment on the schedule - be sure to list your specific concerns
  • Upload your assignment prompt (if applicable) and draft document(s) to WCOnline at the bottom of the appointment form
  • Watch your email for notification that a peer consultant has responded to your paper. You can expect that your paper will be responded to by the end of the appointment time
 
2) "Google Meet Online appointment"--you have a real-time online video/audio, audio, or text chat consultation with a peer writing consultant
  • This is our normal OWL service now conducted through Google Meet
  • Make an appointment on the schedule
  • Before your appointment, create a Google Doc containing your writing and any relevant assignment details
  • Share your Google Doc with the Peer Writing Consultant, giving them access as a "commenter" 
  • Log back in to WCOnline approximately 5 minutes before the start of the appointment
  • Open the appointment, scroll down to the "Google Meet Link" box and click the meeting link that will be shared by. your consultant 
  • A peer writing consultant will join you for a video or text chat appointment in real-time over Google Meet
  • Open your Google Doc in a window separate from the meting and resize the windows so that you can view both your document and the writing consultant at the same time 

 

NOTE:

  • "Online appointments" begin on the hour and last 45 minutes
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late for your online appointment, it will be canceled
  • You may schedule one online appointment or eTutoring appointment per day
  • You may "drop-in" to additional online appointments if a consultant is available. Please notify the consultant directly via email if you "drop-in". Only available up to 15 minutes past the hour for each appointment, beyond that please find a different time slot.
  • Please be considerate of our consultants and your fellow students: if you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel it at least one hour before its scheduled start time

 

We look forward to working with you in our new virtual space! If you have questions or concerns, please email Sweetland Receptionists, scwreceptionists@umich.edu OR sweetlandinfo@umich.edu.

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