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Welcome to the Michigan Tech Writing Center

How to make an appointment

  • If you are a new user, click the "Register" link. You will be redirected to the MTU single sign on page and should enter your Tech ID and login. You will then be asked to fill in a couple questions on your new mywconline profile.
  • If you are a returning user, enter your log in information. You will be redirected to the MTU single sign on page and should enter your Tech ID and login. You will then be redirected to mywconline.
  • Select the appropriate schedule:
    • We are only open for Undergraduates in the summer semester. 
  • Find an open appointment slot. You will attach a document when you make the appointment and can expect to receive feedback the day of or day after your scheduled slot. For more details on how to do this, review this video. 
  • If you want ongoing support throughout the semester, set an initial meeting with a coach, then ask them to schedule repeating appointments during your appointment.
  • If you would like to see a video of how to register and make an appointment, select this link.
  • Please note:
    • The Writing Center will have asynchronous meetings for summer 2024.
    • All face-to-face appointments are held in Walker 107 and will commence during Fall 2024 semester.
    • Online appointments, also to resume Fall 2024, use a virtual meeting space through this program, WCOnline. To meet with your coach online, log into WCOnline a few minutes before your appointment, click on your scheduled meeting time, and click "Start or Join Online Consultation."

About the Michigan Tech Writing Center

Founded in 1975 as the Language Skills Lab, the Michigan Tech Writing Center has operated in a variety of guises over the years. One thing has never changed—our commitment to offering undergraduate students collaborative, peer-to-peer coaching on multimodal writing projects of all kinds, at all stages of development, in a setting that is welcoming, inclusive, and free of judgement.

From English to Electrical Engineering, all disciplines at Michigan Tech are writing intensive. While our discourse communities and conventions may differ, we are all storytellers, using language to analyze, clarify our thinking, synthesize our ideas, and effectively communicate those ideas with others. Woven poorly and without intention, our storytelling has the power to disorient and divide. But with care and craft, it also has the power to illuminate and inspire, giving us all the chance to communicate more effectively toward a healthy, just, and equitable world.

Both undergraduate and graduate students may consult with peer-to-peer Writing Center coaches during any stage of their thinking or writing process: Prewriting (generating and exploring ideas), researching a topic, writing a first draft, revising a draft, and/or editing, including after receiving a grade/critique they would like to better understand, and/or in preparation for further revision.

Some commonly expressed writing process issues:

  • Understanding a writing task or assignment;
  • Research;
  • Pre-writing;
  • Writer’s block;
  • Organization;
  • Revision and editing;
  • English as a second language concerns.

Students can consult peer-to-peer Writing Center coaches about all types of writing, including but not limited to:

  • Any writing undertaken for Michigan Tech courses—including scholarly, creative, scientific, and technical writing;
  • Undergraduate capstone projects and theses;
  • Graduate theses and dissertation chapters;
  • Essays for graduate school applications;
  • Personal and professional statements;
  • Resumes and CVs;
  • Business and professional correspondence;
  • Website and social media copy;
  • Grant proposals;
  • Conference papers and presentations.

Undergraduate Writing Center Hours

  • Summer:
    • Online asynchronous—by Reserve a slot and attach your document.
    • Fall & Spring Semesters:
      • In person, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm—Walk-in or by Appointment;
      • Online synchronous—by Appointment Only.


  • For help citing and referencing, more on what we do, or our current hours, visit our website.
  • For general Writing Center queries: or (906) 487-2007
  • Writing Center Assistant Director, Claire Helakoski: or (906) 487-2172
  • Writing Center Director, M. Bartley Seigel: