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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 starting Week 2 of the Fall 22/Spring 23 semesters)

Email: (monitored weekdays starting Week 2 of the Fall 22/Spring 23 semesters)

Want to make a Writing Center appointment? Are you a current student?

Schedule an appointment here

Starting Week 2, the WRC is open to serve NMC students for the Spring 2023 semester, offering both in-person and Zoom appointments during our M-F hours (in our main location in Scholars Hall 221) and our Sunday hours (in our satellite location in the NMC Library/Innovation Center). If you are a student trying to self-schedule an appointment for our opening week via MySuccess, please check back closer to Mon 1/23. 

Directions to book an appointment: The easiest way to schedule an appointment is via MySuccess. But if you're on campus, you can also drop by our main location in Scholars Hall 221 during our regular M–F weekday business hours, when our WRC staff will help you make an appointment. Or email us and we can get you scheduled, too.

  • Advance appointment is highly recommended! Again, the most convenient way to schedule an appointment (if you're not in Scholars Hall), is to book via MySuccess. Otherwise, come visit us during our weekday hours in the WRC (in Scholars Hall 221) or email us in advance (at least one business weekday), to optimize your chances at your preferred time slot.
  • If we can accommodate same-day/walk-in appointments in person at SH 221, we will!
    • While we cannot guarantee it, you can always try to drop-in, if you are in Scholars Hall, to see if we have staff reader availability to meet with you on the spot. If we can help you, we will. But please understand, during busy times, we may not be able to accommodate a same-day walk-in request. (Hence, advance appointment — even one day — can help.)

WRC Email Response/MySuccess 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: Whether you self-schedule your appointment via MySuccess or email the WRC to book your appointment, you will receive a MySuccess Google calendar email notification confirming your appointment.

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

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. FYI: Even if you scheduled an in-person appointment, our automated system will also include a Zoom link. You can just ignore that and come for your in-person meeting, which you should have already secured via email or when you self-scheduled in MySuccess.

To contact the WRC staff with other questions , we ask that you direct your inquiries via email as follows, depending on your purpose:

  • NMC student or someone with a general inquiry? Please email us at
  • 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. You can also drop in to our Scholars Hall 221 location or call us during our regular weekday business hours.

Finally, 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.

 Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Director Judy Chu

Chu, Judy — Communications Instructor
Phone: +1 (231) 995-1180
Office: Scholars Hall-SH216D
Tuesday 01:00PM-02:15PM
Wednesday 01:00PM-02:15PM
Thursday 01:00PM-02:15PM

Spring 2023

The WRC is open Sun 1/22–Fri 5/5. (We will be closed Spring Break, Sun-Sun 3/26-4/2, and Sun 4/9.)

WRC hours (EST) - Scholars Hall 221

  • Mon: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tu: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Th: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 3–8 p.m. (located in the NMC Library Reading Room, Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center)