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Welcome to WCONLINE 5 at the Oakland University Writing Center! To get started, register for an account by clicking the link to the left. For a comprehensive overview of how to access our services, see This Semester in the Writing Center. For information about data privacy and GDRP, click here.

Appointment Scheduling Limits: Clients are limited to one (1) 55-minute appointment per day, three (3) times per week

Online Appointments: Because of the COVID-19 crisis, all appointments are now conducted virtually. To help you sucessfully navigate an online appointment, please read the following Help Guide before you schedule.

We've also created videos to help you navigate your appointment.

For a comprehensive guide to the process, click here.

Need Additional Support? We realize that moving our services online has made it harder for writers to get their questions answered and their needs met. Here are two resources to help you beyond a one-on-one consultation.

  • Reception Services Via Zoom: If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, have questions about technology, or need to schedule a Cite Right Appointment, you can visit our Zoom Room whenever the WC is open.
  • Request for Faculty Assistance: If you are a faculty member and have a question, need resources, or would like a presentation for your Moodle class, please fill out the following form. Someone will respond within 24 hours, usually much sooner.
  • Live Chat with a Writing Consultant: Consultants are available at different times during the day to provide immediate assistance for specific questions that do not require an appointment. To chat with a consultant, click on our Virtual Help Desk. If no one is available to answer your question immediately, leave a message and one of us will respond within 24 hours. 
  • Do you Need Content Support: Visit these additional tutoring services:

Are You a Graduate Student? 

  • Sit Down and Write! If you are working on a publication, grant proposal, thesis, or dissertation, you may join us for one of our 3-hour virtual writing retreats. For more information, click here
  • PhD Student? If you are working on a publication or your dissertation, we have a separate WCOnline schedule for you. After logging in, click on the drop down at the top of the page and select Dissertation Schedule. Then make an appointment with Victoria or Red.


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