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The Alabama A&M University Writing Center

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.)

Come to The "Write Place” for all of your writing needs!

Hours of Operation:

8:30am-5:30pm    Monday - Thursday

8:30am-4:00pm   Fridays*

*Closed on Fridays during summer term

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Feel free to call, email, or stop by to make individual or class reservations, or one-on-one appointments. Questions?

Contact Writing Center Director, Kem Roper 256-372-8965 or email kem.roper@aamu.edu.

For additional tutorial services provided through Tutorial Assistance Network (TAN), contact Linda Skeete-McClellan, Director at (256) 372-5487 or email linda.skeete@aamu.edu.

Book your Appointment

ATTENTION GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS! Although we do accept walk-ins, to guarantee a dedicated tutor, we recommend that you schedule an appointment.

Appointments can be made 2 Ways:

through GradesFirst (Fall-Spring semester only)--these appointments are with TAN undergraduate tutors OR

on our Year Round Appointment Page--these appointments are with AAMU graduate students or the WritinTg Center director

THIS IS HOW YOU BOOK APPOINTMENTS IN THE SUMMER--JUNE/JULY ONLY!

Graduate students working on dissertations, master's thesis or master's reports go to Graduate Writing Studio

Meet the Staff!

The best consultations are those that are face to face. However, thanks to modern technology, face to face is not the only way we can help you! In addition to the many other services offered at The “Write Place,” you can also have your writing reviewed virtually by one of our “Write Place” tutors.

Through this process 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.

See full instructions for getting writing assistance by email!

Thanks to modern technology, you can have a face-to-face tutoring session without coming into the Writing Center! In addition to the many other services offered at The “Write Place,” you can also have your writing reviewed virtually and speak to a writing tutor through the Zoom app.

Note:

  • 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
  • You will first submit your request, then schedule day/time (see button below)

See full instructions for setting up your Zoom Consultation!

Zoom Conference Form

After booking your Zoom appointment (below), 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • What resources are available in the writing center?

    As well as writing tutors The "Write Place" also hosts:

    • Tutoring in subjects other than writing
    • Workshops and Events
    • Computers
    • Printing (Limited to students who are tutoring in the Writing Center)
    • Writing Tutorials
    • Printed Resources
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Contact Us

Writing Center
(256) 372-5698 (phone)
(256) 372-5069 (fax)
Carver Complex North, 125
Dr. Kem Roper
Director
kem.roper@aamu.edu
(256) 372-8965

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