University Writing Center

  • WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER!

    WILSON 1106; (410) 621-3656


    The Writing Center is open for Spring 2017!  Go to www.umes.mywconline.com
    or use the Writing Center tab in Blackboard to access the schedule.


    Director:  Dr. Terry Smith, tsmith@umes.edu, (410) 621-3071
    Assistant to the Director: Ms. Colleen Hendrickson, chendrickson@umes.edu, (410) 621-3656
     

    We now offer eTutoring:  asynchronous email-type tutoring!

    The University Writing Center is dedicated to providing the University community one-on-one assistance with all types of writing at all stages of the writing process.  In addition to a hard copy of the document, please bring the assignment on which it is based.

    NOTE:  The Writing Center tutors will help you and provide you with skills to do your own writing, revising, and editing, but they should not and will not write, revise, or edit for you.  

    The University Writing Center is staffed by a half-time Director, who has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Linguistics; a full-time Assistant to the Director, who has a B.A. in English;  and part-time peer tutors from all majors, who are selected based on their strong writing and interpersonal skills and trained to assist students with writing issues across the disciplines. 

    With our online scheduling program, My Writing Center Online, you can check availability and schedule appointments in advance at the following URL:
    www.umes.mywconline.com

    You can cancel or change appointments online up to 2 hours before the appointment time.  If you miss 2 scheduled appointments, you will be blocked from the online scheduling system and will have to contact Dr. Smith to discuss the issue.

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    Fall 2016 Director and Tutors with Majors
    Back row left to right: 
    Jonathan Wheeler, Computer Science; Kia Proctor, English; , Dani Cerritos, Agriculture; Zoe Sonnier, English; Lance Morris, English.
    Front row left to right: Roxanne Sudendorf, Special Education;
    Colleen Hendrickson, English graduate and full-time Assistant to the Director;
    Dr. Terry Smith, Director; SheMari Allen, Rehabilitation Psychology.
    Missing from photo:  Sean Hayden, Biology.
    We look forward to working with you! 


    Writing Center Services  

    We provide assistance with the following:
    writing assignments across the disciplines;
    any stage of the writing process:
    pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading;
    English as a Second Language (ESL) writing;
    English Proficiency Exam (EPE) preparation;
    general writing skills:
    grammar / punctuation / mechanics skills.

    2016-2017 Writing Center Hours

    Monday |10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday |10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday| 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Thursday |10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday |10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    last updated 1/30/17