Contact Us

Writing & Reading Center (WRC)

Scholars Hall 221, Main Campus (#2 on the Main Campus Map)
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 995-1189 (monitored during Spring 22 Mon-Fri business hours)

Email: writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu (monitored during Spring 22 WRC business hours, Mon-Fri and Sun)


The WRC will reopen Monday, January 24 (Week 2), to serve NMC students for the Spring 2022 semester.

FYI: Zoom appointments only, Weeks 2–3 to start. (In-person appts will resume later.)

To help the WRC staff keep organized during this time, we ask that you direct your questions as follows, depending on your purpose:

  • NMC student or someone with a general inquiry? Please email us at writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu
  • NMC Faculty / Staff? Please contact WRC Director Judy Chu directly via her campus email.

The WRC email inbox will be monitored regularly during business hours by WRC staff, when we reopen January 24. You can also drop in to our Scholars Hall 221 location or call us, once we have reopened, even though we will not be allowing in-person/walk-in appointments during Weeks 2-3 to start. (If you call us and/or leave us a voicemail, please do not assume you have secured your appointment request until we communicate and confirm with you, either via phone conversation or your NMC student email.)

Also, please understand the following, due to our pedagogical mission:

  • The WRC does NOT offer students "drop-off" service. Instead, a student must meet in-person or virtually with a WRC staff reader to review their draft during an appointment/session.
  • The WRC does NOT offer proofreading/error correction service. Instead, the WRC staff works with students on their drafts, offering suggestions to help them improve and revise their writing overall.
  • WRC grade disclaimer: A WRC appointment does NOT guarantee a student a particular grade from their instructor on their final draft. Instead, WRC staff will read your draft-in-progress and make suggestions for improvement and revision; however, they are NOT faculty and as such will offer NO evaluation/prediction of a grade you might expect to receive from your instructor.

DIRECTIONS to book an appointment: If you're on campus, you can drop by our main location in Scholars Hall 221 during our business hours to make an appointment. But the easiest way to book an appointment is via MySuccess (which we will be piloting this Spring semester!) or email (as we transition this term towards student self-scheduling):

STEP 1: From your NMC student email (as per campus policy), email us at writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu

STEP 2: In your email request, please provide the following:

  1. Your name (first and last) and (NMC) student ID
  2. Class and instructor name (e.g., ENG 111 M. Smith or MTH 120 Mills or PHL 122 Montgomery-Richards)
  3. Dates and times of two preferred 30-minute time slots, Zoom only (Wks 2–3 to start), within our business hours (e.g., Tue 9/28 ,1 p.m. OR Thur 9/30, 10:30 a.m.)
  4. Your attached draft for review in Microsoft Word or shared Google doc only (no PDFs or other file types) — if Google doc, please grant edit/comment access
  5. If possible, the attached assignment description (Microsoft Word or Google doc, or PDF okay) — if this document is difficult to attach, we ask that you have it pulled up on your screen before you meet with us for your appt., in case the WRC reader needs to refer to it, to help you most effectively in fulfilling the assignment's requirements
  • Advance appointment (Zoom only, Wks 2–3 to start; later on, Zoom or in-person in SH 221): Students who email in advance (at least one business weekday) have preference when we schedule appointments.
  • Same-day appointment (Zoom "drop-in"): While we cannot guarantee it, if you would like to try to schedule a same-day Zoom appointment, email your appointment request (with attached draft) ideally within the first morning hour of the chosen business day during our regular semester business hours, and indicate your preferred time slots for later that same day. Then, make sure to monitor your email within that first hour, as WRC staff will typically email you in response to confirm whether there is same-day availability or not. (FYI: You can also try MySuccess self-scheduling during our Spring 22 pilot, although we thank you in advance for your patience as we adjust to that new protocol. Email us if there are issues!)

WRC Email Response/Appointment Confirmation: Depending on when you send your email request, WRC staff will typically respond via email by that same day (or the next business day, if your appt. request is received late in our shift or outside of our regular business hours), usually within the first hour or so of our opening shift. WRC staff will confirm your request for virtual/Zoom appointment with further information about the session (e.g., confirmation of time slot, names of WRC reader/s who will be meeting with you during your appt, additional required information to process the appointment). FYI: Because we book your appointment via MySuccess, you will receive a MySuccess Google calendar email notification confirming your appointment whether you schedule your own appointment or email the WRC.

If a student who has sent in an email request for an appointment (Zoom only, Wks 2–3 to start; both in-person or Zoom later on) has not heard back from the WRC within 1–2 business weekdays during our regular hours of operation, please email us again.

IMPORTANT ZOOM LINK FYI:
Please know that the WRC will be using Zoom to videoconference with students for their online appointments.The Zoom link to join your meeting will be included in the WRC email appointment confirmation you receive back from our lead staff reader and also in the MySuccess Google calendar notification email generated automatically by your appointment booking in MySuccess. When it is time for your Zoom appointment, please refer to either of these two communications to find your Zoom link, so you can join your virtual/remote meeting.

 Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Director Judy Chu

Chu, Judy — Communications Instructor
Phone: (231) 995-1180
Office: Scholars Hall-SH216D

Spring 2022 Semester

The WRC will reopen Mon 1/24 (Wk 2) for the Spring 2022 semester.

WRC hours (EST) - Scholars Hall 221 (FYI: Zoom appts only, Wks 2–3)

  • Mon: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tue:  9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Thu:  9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fri:    9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sat:  Closed
  • Sun: 3–7 p.m. (in NMC Library, Zoom appts only Wks 2–3)

Located in Scholars Hall 221 during our weekday hours (and NMC Library during our Sunday hours), we will be offering Zoom appts only Wks 2-3 to start, and then resuming both in-person and Zoom appts for NMC students later this semester. The WRC will be closed during official college holidays (i.e., Spring Break, Spring Holiday weekend).