Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment at the Towson University Online Writing Center. For additional help, view a short video call us at 410-704-3426.
Spring Semester Hours and Locations
Writing Center (LA 5330)
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cook Library Writing Desk (Next to Circulation Desk)
- Sunday: 2 – 9 p.m.
- Monday – Thursday: 6 – 9 p.m.
NOTICE: The writing center will be open limited hours the first week of class (9 a.m.
– 5 p.m.) and all appointments will be held online. in-person appointments as well
as extended weekend and evening hours will begin on Monday, February 7.
Live-Chat Tutoring Appointments
Appointments at the Writing Center are held both face-to-face and via our live chat
system. Live-chat tutoring works similarly to face-to-face sessions in that you are
“meeting” with your writing assistant and receiving targeted feedback but are doing
so in the comfort of your home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. We offer
60, 90, or 120-minute-long appointments, depending on the length of your paper. At
the time of your appointment, please login to towson.mywconline.net, select your appointment
window, and click on the link that reads “start or join online consultation.” From
here, your writing assistant will provide feedback and offer strategies for revision.
If your paper is 7 or more pages double-spaced, please be sure to attach your paper
to the appointment window at least one hour before the appointment. With longer papers,
our writing assistants read over your work ahead of the appointment to allow more
time for discussion.
The Writing Center's Purpose
The Writing Center provides individual writing support to all members of the Towson
community, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff
members. We work with writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming
to polishing a final draft.
Writing assistants work with writers to develop and organize their thoughts, sharpen
their focus, and communicate their ideas more clearly and precisely. We support writers
with any type of writing project, whether a PowerPoint presentation for a sociology
class, a lab report for biology, or a resume for a summer internship.
What to Expect
Our job is to read through your writing and provide reader-based feedback on everything
from idea development and audience analysis to organization and grammar. It is important
to note that we respect writers and rely on your insights and participation. Please
introduce any documents you think would be useful, such as assignment guidelines or
rubrics. Finally, please tell us what you would like to work on in the session. At
the Writing Center, our goal is to be as helpful as possible in the time we have.
Let us know if there are specific things that you are concerned about.
Writing Assistants are undergraduate and graduate students who are recommended by
faculty to work in the Center. Currently, writing assistants represent every college
and over twenty disciplines on campus, including political science, business, journalism,
biology, mass communications, nursing, and education.