Online Appointments are booked through either using our online scheduling system or emailing us at

*Please note that when booking your appointment using our online scheduling system, you must choose the Location Google Hangouts (Online) rather than the Location Main Campus (Undergraduate Library).

Follow the following steps for scheduling using our online scheduling system.

1.           Log into our online scheduling system

2.           Enter your access ID and password

3.           Select Subject: Writing Center (WRTC)

4.           Select WRTC 1020: Online Tutoring

5.           Select Location: Google Hangouts (Online)

6.           Provide notes for tutor if needed

7.           Send your paper, from your Gmail account, to our Gmail account:

If you have any questions or issues, please refer to our Online Appointment VIdeo Instructions Online Appointment Tutorial and Online Trouble Shooting Guide.

Students must submit their assignment to by 9AM the day of their appointment. Failure to do so will result in cancelation of the appointment. If your appointment was booked the day of your appointment, it must be sent 2 hours prior to your appointment.

Pre-Online Requirements

To confirm that you have read and understood all of the above, please send an e-mail providing the following (must be completed before every appointment):

An attachment of the material you wish to cover in the appointment, as well as specific concerns or goals you hope to address 

  • You will need a Gmail Account to conduct online appointments. If you do not have a Gmail account, they are fast, free, and easy to set up. Simply go to and sign up. 
  • E-mail of assignment by 9am the day of your appointment. Failure to do so will result in cancelation of your appointment.

Online Appointment Rules

  • All students must actively work with the tutor during the session via Google Hangouts video chat. 
  • Online appointments are conducted similarly to face-to-face appointments, where both tutor and student interact and discuss writing needs and skills. 
  • We do not conduct online appointments during the first hour of operation, Monday through Thursday.
  • Appointments will begin within the first 10 minutes of the hour and last 50 minutes. These initial 10 minutes are for your tutor to prepare all of the material for the appointment. It also allows a grace period for the student to sign-in and connect with the tutor.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, you must do so at least 12 hours before the appointment begins.  You can cancel your appointment by either calling us at 313-577-2544 (recommended, if during business hours), in person during office hours, or using our online scheduling system.  If you fail to cancel your appointment more than once, you will be suspended from our system and must contact the Assistant Director to be reinstated.

Philosophy of Online Appointments

At the Wayne State University Writing Center, we hope to help as many students as possible, with as many of their concerns as we are able.  However, we actively avoid a few trends during Online sessions:

  • Again, we do not “edit” or “fix” papers for you. Instead, our tutors will walk through material with you, provide materials, resources, and instruction to help equip you with skills that will help you fix your own paper.
  • We will point out grammatical and sentence level issues, but will ask students to actively work on finding and fixing those errors not only with the tutor during the appointment, but also on their own after the session.
  • Our ultimate goal is to grant the students access to the necessary skills to fix grammatical and sentence-level issues themselves.


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