The Alabama A&M University Writing Center
Welcome to The "Write Place"
Located in Carver Complex North, Room 125
The "Write Place” is Alabama A&M’s Writing Center, offering peer tutoring and writing workshops in a collaborative learning environment.
Dedicated to Development
The purpose of The "Write Place" is to focus on developing writers - not just writing!
Our services are free for all AAMU students and our tutors come from a variety of academic disciplines with specialized training to work with all types of writing and writers. Our center also has other writing resources that writers can access for help with such things as research documentation, avoiding plagiarism or reviewing the rules of punctuation and grammar. (Click the dropdown menu above to see more services.)
The "Write Place" will provide virtual services until further notice.
Book your Appointment
IF YOU'RE WORKING ON A DISSERTATION, MASTER'S THESIS OR MASTER'S REPORT GO TO
ALL OTHER STUDENTS
(GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE)
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all face-to-face appointment are now conducted via Zoom. Click the "Zoom" tab above to schedule an appointment.
or choose E-CONSULTATION to submit your document by e-mail
You may submit your assignment through email to be reviewed by our tutors and returned to you with edit suggestions. Please allow 48 hours for submissions to be returned.
- Zoom appointments can only be booked 24 hours (or more) in advance. No same day Zoom conferences will be scheduled
- It is better if you use a phone, computer or mobile device that has a web cam, but a webcam is not required
- Zoom allows you to dial in only, if necessary
- You do not have to have a Zoom account. You simply need the meeting ID which will be included in the Zoom invite that we send
- See full instructions for setting up your Zoom Consultation!
Schedule a Zoom Conference
Step 1: submit Zoom request. Step 2: choose day/time Step 3: check your email for further instructions.
What to Expect When You Come…
- How long is each session?
- Each tutoring sessions is 30-45 minutes.
- Writers should be 5 minutes early for appointments.
- Tutors focus on writers, not writing. Their goal is to assist writers in developing writing skills, not to edit their papers.
- A writer may schedule a maximum of 2 tutoring sessions per week and a maximum of 1 session per day.
- What should I bring?
- Writers should come prepared, with books, handouts, assignments or drafts that correspond to writing project.
- Writers should NOT come in with an assignment the day of or the day before it is due!
- What if I can't make a scheduled appointment?
- If a writer is late they should call ahead to notify.
- If a writer is more than 5 minutes late without notifying, we maintain the right to give their scheduled time to a “walk-in”.
- Tutoring sessions that begin late because of a writer’s tardiness will only be given the remaining time for their session. Sessions may NOT go over.
- Writers must notify of cancellations 24 hours in advance, by email or by phone.
- Excessive cancellations will result in forfeiture of scheduling privileges
- What resources are available in the writing center?
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