Online and in-person appointments are booked through our online scheduling system (WAMS).

Scheduling a tutoring appointment

  1. Log into WAMS.
  2. Enter your AccessID and password.
  3. Select subject: “Writing Center: WRTC.”
  4. Select course/topic: Graduate Support or Undergraduate Support.
  5. Select location: Either Microsoft Teams (online) or Main Campus Undergraduate Library (for in-person appointments).
  6. Select the date and time of your appointment.
  7. If more than one tutor is available, select a tutor from the drop-down menu.
  8. Include in the comments box which class (if applicable) you’re seeking assistance with (e.g., ENG 3010).

For help with attending your online appointment, please refer to our Microsoft Teams tutorial.

Note: You'll need your Microsoft Teams account (using your Wayne State email) for the online appointment.

Online appointment rules

  • All students must actively work with the tutor during the session via Teams video chat
  • Online appointments are conducted similarly to face-to-face appointments, where both tutor and student interact and discuss writing needs and skills
  • 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 by using our online scheduling system
  • If you fail to cancel your appointment more than once, you'll be suspended from our system

Expectations of all appointments

The Wayne State Writing Center hopes 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.

  • Our ultimate goal is to grant the students access to the necessary skills to fix grammatical and sentence-level issues themselves
  • We do not "edit" or "fix" papers for you. Instead, our tutors will walk through the 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
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