Setting up an appointment for the writing center online is convenient and fairly simple, but it can be somewhat confusing. These appointments, while set up online, are for you to come to the writing center in person. If you are an off-campus student, you may set up an online appointment in which you send your paper electronically to be reviewed by a tutor. On-campus students must come to the center in person.
If you have any issues with the following steps, you can call the writing center using this number: 745-5719.
We also welcome walk-ins, but keep in mind that you are not guaranteed an appointment at the time you come in if our tutors are busy.
Logging in to TutorTrac
To set up an appointment online, you’ll need to log in to TutorTrac. An easy way to do that is to go to the WKU Writing Center Webpage here: https://www.wku.edu/writingcenter/
Then, you can click on “Make an Appointment” in the left sidebar menu. This will take you directly to TutorTrac.
Once you are in TutorTract, you will log in using your NetID and password. This will take you to the the Main Menu.
In the Main Menu, you can see your upcoming appointments. On the left side, lick on “Search Availability” to browse appointment times.
Setting up an Appointment
On the availability page, under “Center,” click on the drop-down menu to select “Writing Center.” Then, select “Writing Center Assistance” under “Section.” Finally, make sure the dates align with when you wish to set up an appointment and click “Search.”
The available time slots will appear along with the tutors who can be scheduled. Select a day and time from the green slots that works for you. All times are thirty minute increments.
Once you have clicked on the time slot you prefer, a box will appear requesting more information.
Make sure that the “subject” says “Writing Center Assistance.” This should happen automatically if you selected this subject in the last step.
In the “notes” box, provide any information you think the tutor should know. This helps us prepare for your appointment. Some things you might include are the class you are writing for, your professor, an assignment description, and/or what you are specifically wanting help with.
Finally, select “Save.”
Your appointment has been set. You will receive a verification email with the details of your appointment, and you can also review this on the TutorTrac Main Main Menu page.
You are only allowed to set up one appointment at a time. The maximum appointments for one week is two.
Canceling an Appointment
If you wish to cancel your appointment, please call or email the writing center. Several late or missed visits may result in you not being able to return to the writing center, so make sure you come on time or cancel if you can’t make it.
Setting up an Online Appointment
Online appointments are for off-campus students. Tutors will look over your papers electronically and email you the papers back with comments.
Online appointments can be set up here: https://distancelearning.wku.edu/writingcenter/
Fill in the form on this page, making sure that your attached file is in Word Doc (.doc or .docx), Rich Text (.rtf), or Text (.txt) format.
Most importantly, in the Assignment description box, please provide as much information as you can so that tutors know exactly what to look for. You might include, for instance, the required paper format or page count, the writing prompt, and/or what your professor is looking for.
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