Who can help me write my paper?

The Writing Center offers in-person or Zoom appointments to talk to a writing coach, or you can submit a draft for asynchronous online feedback. If you make a Zoom appointment, the Writing Center will email you an invitation link shortly before your appointment. Workshops and events will be available as well. To keep up with the latest offerings, they recommend that students sign up for our weekly newsletter.

You must be affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to use the Writing Center or the Online Writing Coach.

“Who can make an appointment with the Writing Center?”

All degree-seeking undergraduates at UNC-Chapel Hill may make appointments for individual coaching; so may graduate students, as availability permits.

  • Undergraduates: you can make up to two appointments per week, in advance.
  • Grad students in the College of Arts and Sciences: you can make one appointment per week, in advance. You can hold only one spot at a time–if you want to make an appointment for this week and next, you’ll need to wait until you’ve completed the first one before you can schedule the second.
  • Grad students outside the College of Arts and Sciences: you can make one appointment on a same-day basis; if you are in this category, when you sign in, you will see only whatever appointments are available today.
  • Faculty and staff members: you are welcome to use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis up to once weekly. To help them preserve availability for students, you cannot reserve a time in advance. Appointments begin at the top of the hour.
  • Non-degree-seeking students and postdoctoral scholars: you can use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis only, as availability permits. You cannot reserve a time. Appointments begin at the top of the hour.
  • Visiting scholars: you are not eligible for one-on-one coaching, but if English is not your first language, you may be eligible for other services. See the English Language Support page for more information.
  • Alumni, students at other schools, community members, and families: coaching is not available to you, but please use the Writing Center's Tips and Tools page.

“Who can submit drafts to the Writing Center's Online Writing Coach?”

Current students, faculty, and staff can submit drafts to the Online Writing Coach. Submissions by undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences that are related to academic courses will receive priority, followed by those from Arts and Sciences graduate students; others may sometimes receive slower responses. During busy times, we may not be able to respond to all submissions before their due dates.

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