What types of projects can I work on at the Writing and Communication Center? Our consultants help with various assignments, such as academic projects (papers, theses, dissertations), professional projects (resumes, CVs, cover letters, grant applications, articles for publication), personal projects (creative writing), and digital and oral projects (PowerPoints, posters, infographics, presentations, speeches).
What happens during a writing consultation? We assist students with writing assignments for any discipline, no matter the stage of the writing process—brainstorming to proofreading.
What is the difference between a writing and communication consultant and a writing fellow? WCC consultants are generalists who can work with writers across the entire curriculum; writing fellows are directly embedded into specific courses. All of our staff members work as consultants, while only some work as fellows.
What are your hours and locations? Our hours and locations vary by semester; view our main page for specifics.
Who can we help? We can help any student currently enrolled at NSU, undergraduate through post-doctorate, in all colleges and on any campus (and online). We cannot provide assistance to friends and family members. Additionally, the WCC employs NSU faculty who can work with other faculty on an individual basis or at the department or college level to improve curricula and develop classroom skills.
What if I have a quick question? If you have a quick question, feel free to stop by one of our locations, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 954-262-4644 [NOTE: Currently, you must leave a message at our phone number, but we will listen to and reply to your message promptly.] You do not need to make an appointment!
How often can I use the Writing and Communication Center? Undergraduate students can complete one session per day, per course. Graduate students can complete one session per day, two sessions per week.
Can I walk in or do I need to make an appointment? Appointments are currently all online. We encourage you to make an appointment to ensure that you will get the help that you need, but you are welcome to walk in and meet with any available consultant when we re-open our physical location.
What happens if I don’t show up? Late? Don’t cancel? Please be respectful of your peers and cancel your appointment as soon as you know you won’t be able to make it. If you intend to be late, keep in mind that we will still help you; however, if there is a walk-in student waiting, then we will take the walk-in if you do not show up within the first ten minutes.
Will my instructor know that I’ve worked with a writing and communication consultant? We can send your instructor a Client Report Form (CRF) at your request. Faculty may also request CRFs for their students.
What should I bring to my appointment? Please have available any materials with you that will ensure your session is the most helpful it can be—assignment sheets, rubrics, work completed toward the assignment, professor feedback, etc.
How can I contact the Writing and Communication Center? You can call us at 954-262-4644, email us at email@example.com, or reach out on social media @nsuwcc.