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Welcome to Alamance Community College's Writing Center appointment scheduler. All ACC students are eligible for help with their writing assignments, either in person or online. If you have never been to the Writing Center  before, you will need to self-register first. Please be careful to avoid typos that could prevent you from being able to log in. The College's email assignation is (All of those a's and c's make it easy to make a mistake.) Please note that you must register using either the College's (students and part-time faculty/staff) or (full-time faculty/staff) e-mail domain, whichever applies.

If you need assistance making an appointment, please use the link to the homepage below for contact information and other resources.

Welcome to the Writing Center! Watch our video: ACC Writing Center Introduction

If you need help making an appointment for the first time, please click the "help" button on the top left. Appointments are in the Writing Center, face to face, unless you specify otherwise. Please bring a copy of your assignment directions as well as a copy of your draft, if you have one, when you come for your appointment. The writing consultant may not be able to read your paper if you don't have a copy of the assignment. As you plan your work for the semester, keep in mind that you will need time to revise after a writing consultation. Sometimes we get booked up as well, so please try to make your appointments ahead of time. You may also cancel an appointment yourself if you can’t make it, which leaves necessary space for other students.

We encourage students to come to the Writing Center in person, and we are glad to take walk-ins whenever we have time, and to help you sign up for appointments if you have any difficulty with the online signup system. However, if you take online courses and cannot come to campus, please read the following.

· E-tutoring allows students to attach a paper for review and receive written feedback.

· Please always choose a one-hour session for e-tutoring since the consultants need more time to write comments. Choose the e-tutoring option when you open the appointment box.

· Attach your paper (as a Word file) and the directions for the assignment. You can also ask questions in the text box. Whenever possible, please sign up with the same person if you make multiple appointments for the same paper; if this is not an option, be sure to note this is not your first appointment for this assignment.

· Once the consultant has read your essay, written comments, and attached the file, you will receive an e-mail notification. Log in to read the comments.

· Remember that with only written comments, revising may require more effort on your part. You may always follow up with a note or a call.

· You may make an e-tutoring appointment before your draft is ready and later use the folder icon at the top left of the schedule to attach documents to that appointment.

· Please do not attach documents to appointments that have already taken place. Make a new appointment if you need more help.

· E-tutoring papers with comments may also be sent to the instructor so that we can assess how well e-tutoring works. To get the full benefit, be sure to carefully read our comments and decide how to best revise your work. Happy revising!

The “Help” button just above provides basic directions for making appointments. Please read them before making an appointment for the first time. (Ignore the “clocking in” option though.) Appointments are in the Writing Center, face to face, unless you specify otherwise. Online sessions, in which you attach a paper and then log in and chat at appointment time, and etutoring sessions, in which you attach a paper for review and receive written feedback at the end of the appointment time, are also available with some consultants. If you make an appointment for an online or etutoring session, please note the following:

• Prior to the appointment time, attach your paper (as a Word file) as well as the directions for the assignment and any particular questions you have. If you want to save the appointment space before your draft is ready for submission, the folder icon above allows you to attach documents to an existing appointment. After your appointment time has passed, you will get a notice saying that a new document is attached. This word document will have comments written on it. You may need to run your computer mouse over the little "comments" boxes in order to read them.

• For online (but not etutoring) appointments, plan to call the WC during conference time (336-506-4190) or provide your number in the chat screen as soon as you log in so that we can call you. Although our online appointments have videoconferencing, you will only have sound and video if your own system is compatible with ours, and a phone call tends to be more efficient.

Having trouble logging in? Enter your email address below and then click "Reset Password." The system will immediately email you with instructions for changing your password. If you do not receive that email in a few minutes, please check your spam filter.

Receiving unwanted text messages from this system? This system can send appointment reminder and waiting list notifications via text message, but only if a cell phone number and carrier is entered by a client when creating or updating an account on the system.

If you have an account on the system, log in to edit your profile and modify your cell phone preferences. If you do not have an account on this system, it's possible that your cell phone number was entered accidentally. Fill out the form below to remove your number immediately.