Writing assistance, through the Writing Center is available to all Cedar Crest students, and peer Writing Consultants can assist students with papers and written assignments for any course or subject. Writing Consultants are committed to fostering academic success by helping students develop and improve their writing skills and helping students learn how to navigate formatting manuals (APA, MLA, and Chicago). Please review the Writing Center policies (below) so that you understand the scope of assistance that may be provided by our Consultants. Please note that we recommend graduate students use Smarthinking professional tutoring (information in right column) rather than peer writing assistance.
As of the week of October 12th, we will be offering both in-person and online/eTutoring (not live) appointments. Please review the information below so that you know how to access these services. All appointments will be made via the WC Online portal, located below this section. Please carefully select the type of appointment you want (in-person or eTutoring). First time WC Online users will need to register an account. In addition, you will need to disable your browser’s pop-up blocker by clicking the small red box that appears in the upper-right corner of your screen, then you can click the WCOnline link again. Please review the instructions and policies before scheduling an appointment.
In Person Appointments
In person appointments with Jade will be available starting October 13th. Students can schedule in person appointments via WC Online on the following days:
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Table 1)
Thursdays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Table 1)
Please arrive on time to the tutoring area, which is in the back right of the Student Success Center in Cressman Library. Jade will be located at Table 1, so please look for the Table 1 signs and sit in the designated student space. Students must bring two copies of your printed writing assignments, assignment guidelines/rubrics etc. The student will provide the Writing Consultant with one of the copies, so that safe social distancing can be maintained during the appointment. Please note students must also wear a mask for safety during the appointment. Appointments can be cancelled by signing into WC Online, clicking on the scheduled appointment (on the Writing Center Fall 2020 calendar) and cancelling it.
eTutoring appointments can be scheduled with Mackenzie on the following days:
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
These appointments are not live and students will not be meeting online with the Writing Consultant. Students can schedule appointments in advance and do not need to be available during their appointment time. During the appointment scheduling process, students will submit their writing assignments (and any other helpful information), in Word DOC format, to the Consultant, so the Consultant can review the assignment and provide feedback. After the appointment time has concluded, the student will receive an email containing their Word DOC, with comments being used to provide feedback and indicate areas for improvement.
Cancellations and No-Shows
Please make sure to cancel scheduled appointments that you will not be able to attend. You can do this by signing into WC Online. This will allow another student, who needs assistance, to use that time slot. If you do not cancel in advance and you do not attend your appointment, you will be marked as a "no show." After three "no shows" your account will be suspended.
The following is the Writing Center schedule for Fall (IN PERSON appointments start 10/13/20):
Tuesdays: Jade 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. IN PERSON
Tuesdays: Mackenzie 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. eTUTORING
Wednesdays: Mackenzie 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. eTUTORING
Thursdays: Jade 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. IN PERSON
Fridays: Mackenzie 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eTUTORING
Note: Please contact Career Planning (610-606-4648) if you need assistance with resume writing.