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.

Welcome to the Writing Center!

We have a new scheduling process to use—instructions below. We hope you find it easy and convenient. If you have any questions or concerns please email birksa@evergreen.edu. Wishing you luck for a very unusual fall quarter!  

Basics: How do I use the Writing Center?

 

Overview:

  • Register for WCOnline, our scheduling site.
  • Make yourself an appointment with any tutor with open time available. 
  • Log back into WCOnline a few minutes before your session begins and click “Start or Join Session.” Share your computer's camera and audio. (Troubleshooting for camera and audio.)
  • Enjoy! We’re glad you’re here!

Step 1: Register for WCOnline.

  • Go to evergreen.mywconline.com

  • 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.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment.

  • Log-in evergreen.mywconline.com. 

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

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

  • 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 evergreen.mywconline.com 5-10 minutes before your session starts. Get any notes or documents you have ready for the session by pulling them up on your computer or device.

  • Click “Join or Start Session.” A video conference will automatically start. 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.)

  • Make sure you can share your camera and microphone. See: Troubleshooting for camera and audio.

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

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

Conversations

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.