FAQ

I want someone to proofread my paper. Can I just drop my paper off?

At the Writing Center, we want to help you develop your writing skills. We believe that the best way to do this is to have a conversation about your work, focusing initially on big picture issues, like focus and organization. To help students most effectively, we require that students work with us in appointments and do not allow drop off service.  Note that the Writing Center will only work with the original author of an assignment or document.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment in one of several ways:

  • Call (501) 450-5123;
  • Drop by Thompson 109;

For more information about appointments, visit our Appointments page.

How do I cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment, simply revisit our online scheduler at uca.mywconline.com, click on the appointment you would like to cancel, and click the red "CANCEL THIS APPOINTMENT" button at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Alternatively, you can call the Writing Center at (501)450-5123 or email ucawritingcenter@gmail.com to cancel your appointment.

How are the tutors trained?

The Writing Center consultants go through a rigorous application and training process:

1. UCA professors recommend potential tutors to the Director or Assistant Director of the Writing Center via email. Potential tutors maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average, display excellent writing skills, and possess outgoing personalities capable of reaching out to a diverse student body.

2. Those students recommended put together a portfolio of their best writing and bring it to an interview with the Director and Assistant Director of the Writing Center.

3. Potential tutors are chosen from those interviews and portfolio reviews to register for Writing 3315, Teaching and Tutoring Writing, the required course for students who want to be tutors. During their time in the course, students apprentice in the Writing Center with more experienced tutors, learn theoretical and practical approaches to teaching writing one-to-one, and acquire knowledge of the kinds of writing done across the disciplines.

4. New writing center tutors are chosen from the group that passed Writing 3315.