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Writing Center

Tutorial Session Tips

Where is the Writing Center located?
The Writing Center is located in the Camille OH Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 339.

When is tutoring available?
During the spring 2016 semester, the center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. On Sundays, online tutoring is available from 6 to 8 p.m. View the detailed schedule.

Who are the Writing Center tutors?
Our CWP tutors come from all academic disciplines and are trained to help you with a variety of writing concerns, from course papers to application essays and more. Learn more about our tutors.

Who can come to the Writing Center?
Help is offered to anyone who is a student at Spelman or takes a class at Spelman. Students from all majors and of all classifications are welcome.

How often can I come to the Writing Center?
Come as often as you'd like. However, it is VERY important that you try and come to the Writing Center at least two days before the paper is due. Tutors cannot help you if you do not have time to revise your paper.

How long is a tutorial session?
Tutorial sessions are given in 30-minute periods. If you would like a longer session, choose two consecutive appointments.

How can I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by visiting our scheduling system, WCONLINE. If you have never signed up for the service, you will need to fill out a brief registration form. We also can service walk-ins based on availability. 

What do I do if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, go to our scheduling system, WCONLINE. Once you are logged in, your appointment will be highlighted in yellow. Click on your appointment box and choose “cancel this appointment.” To reschedule the appointment, simply choose another time that fits your schedule.

What if I am late to my appointment?
If you are ten or more minutes late for your appointment, you will have to wait for an available tutor.

What happens if I miss my appointment?
If you miss four or more appointments, your account will be restricted, and you will be unable to schedule tutorial sessions. You will need to see Professor McKie in The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 334 to have your account restored.

What should I expect in my session?

  • Assistance with planning, developing, organizing, revising and editing papers
  • Help with the research process
  • Recommendations of writing resources
  • Evaluations of the writing consultation and the tutor

What should I bring to my session?
Bring your printed paper and the writing prompt when you come for a session.

Can I get help with any paper or assignment?
Yes! No matter if it's an ADW or biology assignment, the tutors are able to help you to the best of their abilities.

Will my professor know that I visited?
No. We will send your professor notification of your visit only if you request it. The note will let your professor know that you visited our center for tutoring and will give your professor a brief description of what you worked on during the session.

How can I make a comment or suggestion about my session?
You can make any comments or suggestions about your tutorial experience or about the Writing Center, in general, by emailing Melanie McKie ( or by contacting her at 404-270- 5611.

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Location and Hours

Writing Tutorial
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
Mon - Thu: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Computer Labs
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
Mon - Thu: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.