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 the main session of Smr 22, Mon-Fri business hrs)

Email: writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu (monitored during the main session of Smr 22, M-F business hrs)


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

Schedule an appointment here


Starting Tuesday, June 7, the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) is open for the main session of Summer 22 to serve NMC students with both in-person and Zoom appointments during our Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. business hours.

To help the WRC staff keep organized, 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. You can also drop in to our Scholars Hall 221 location or call us during our regular weekday business hours.

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: 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 weekday business hours, when our WRC staff will help you make an appointment. Or email us and we can get you scheduled, too.

If you email us:

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 Salathiel or MTH 120 Mills or PHL 122 Montgomery-Richards)
  3. Dates + times + formats of two preferred 30-minute time slots, within our business hours (e.g., Wed 6/29 ,10:30 a.m. in-person OR Thur 6/30 12:30 p.m. Zoom)
  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 (If you are seeking a brainstorming session or help in understanding an assignment, that's okay, too. Just indicate that in an email. But if you have written anything down for the draft--even if just a paragraph--please send that along.)
  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 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 walk-in to SH 221 (or Zoom "drop-in"):
    • In-person at SH 221: 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.)
    • Zoom: 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.

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.

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. 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.

 Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Director Judy Chu

Chu, Judy — Communications Instructor
Phone: +1 (231) 995-1180
Office: Scholars Hall-SH216D

Summer 2022 (main Session)

The WRC is open Tue 6/7–Fri 8/5, and closed on Mon, July 4.

WRC hours (EST) - Scholars Hall 221

  • Mon: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tue: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thurs: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sat–Sun: Closed