The Writing Center expands support for students with move online

The Writing Center is now offering real-time appointments in an online platform to continue to serve students as they adapt to remote learning.

To meet the need of students who have shifted to remote learning, The Writing Center in the Center for Writing Excellence has moved entirely online to continue assisting students with their writing assignments.

By offering online appointments, The Writing Center continues to support collaborative peer learning for students and creates opportunities for them to connect virtually with fellow students.

Writing Center consultants Christy Dickman and Madeleine McCarthy test the online Writing Center interface.

Making appointments will be familiar to those who have already used The Writing Center and is an easy process for those who are just starting.

By visiting, students make an online appointment no matter where they are. This starts the process of being able to share their writing and meet with a writing consultant using the video, audio or text chat functions.

To spread the word and help students navigate the new system, the center has created an infographic with a quick overview of what to expect from an online appointment.

Info-graphic explaining how to use the Writing Center online. Available for download at

More detailed instructions on how to use the online interface are available on the Center for Writing Excellence website at

Weekly Instagram writing prompt

In addition to online appointments, the CWE is increasing its social media presence to help build community among Elon students.

For instance, students can engage with the center on Instagram (@Elonwritingcenter) through a weekly writing prompt. Called “Take 5 Tuesdays,” the initiative was created by Writing Center consultant Mary Emmerling.

For more information about The Writing Center online, email Julia Bleakney, director of The Writing Center, at

Programs offered to faculty and staff through Writing Across the University, such as faculty and staff boot camps and writing groups as well as individual consultations, are also online. For full details, visit The Writing Center’s website at or email Paula Rosinski, director of Writing Across the University, at