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Writing & Communication Center

Check out our Fall 2018 Fast Facts!The NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center (WCC) is an innovative workspace where students, consultants, and faculty come together, in person and online, to talk about writing and communication.

Staffed by trained professional and peer writing consultants, the WCC offers individualized writing and communication assistance to all NSU students. Students are welcome to work with us on all types of academic writing and communication projects at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to editing.

In addition to consultations, the WCC offers graduate and professional student writing and communication workshops and faculty development workshops.

Some WCC staff serve as writing fellows, which are course-embedded writing assistants. Writing fellows are typically undergraduate or graduate students trained in writing center pedagogy who have experience with the discipline-specific writing conventions they help students practice and learn. Each semester, writing fellows work in special "writing enriched" courses across the NSU curriculum, as well as in all NSU composition classes (COMP 1000, COMP 1500, and COMP 2000).

If you would like to learn more, please contact us using the information below. We’re happy to give you a tour of our space and have you meet our staff members!

If you're new to the WCC, view one of our introductory presentations to find out all you need to know about what/who/where we are, as well as how to make appointments whether you are in a ground or online class:

NSU’s Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center (WCC) is a student-centered, co-curricular, academic program that helps students achieve academic excellence. Students at all levels are able to receive one-on-one and group writing assistance from peer and professional writing consultants. The NSU WCC provides faculty members and students with innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. Students work with, and learn from, a diverse community of writers and researchers. The NSU WCC supports the university’s mission and core values.

Fall 2019 WCC Hours

  • Alvin Sherman Library, Room 430 (4th floor)
    • Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • HPD Library, Room 3152 (schedule tbd)
  • Online Consultations
    • Online hours vary each week based on consultant availability; please check MyWCOnline for the schedule.
  • Miami
    • Thursday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

You can always contact us to check: 

If this is your first time making an appointment with the WCC, you should review this detailed presentation on how to schedule appointments using myWConline, which also includes how to connect to online appointments once they are made. If you just need a refresher, see the instructions below:

  1. Go to nova.myWConline.com.  
  2. Sign in. On the left hand side, there is a box where you must input your NSU email and the password you used when you created the account.  If you have not created an account with myWConline, click the “Register for an Account” button and fill out the form in the pop-up window. 
  3. Choose your schedule. Select your schedule from the drop-down menu. To help decide which schedule fits you best, there is a description of each schedule to the right of the sign in box. If you are an undergraduate student making an appointment with the writing fellow assigned to your class, for instance, then you would use the schedule titled “4. Undergrad - Sherman Library.”  
  4. Choose your class. Open the drop-down menu titled “Limit to” and select the class for which you are meeting. This will limit the schedule to show only those fellows specially selected to help with your course.
  5. Select your appointment time. You can select any of the white boxes to make an appointment.  A pop-up window will open asking for some information about your class, professor, and reason for coming in.  Please fill this information out to the best of your ability, as it will be used by the consultant to help prepare for your meeting. After you have made an appointment, the box will become orange.  

How to Change or Cancel an Appointment
An appointment can be edited or canceled by signing back into nova.myWConline.com, clicking the orange box, and making the changes or pressing the “Cancel this Appointment” button at the bottom of the pop-up window.  

Main Center: Alvin Sherman Library - Rm. 430
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