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Writing & Reading Center (WRC)

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

To help the WRC staff keep organized during this COVID-19 time when we have suspended our F2F and phone service for the current session, we ask that you direct your questions as follows, depending on your purpose:

  • Student seeking an online appointment? Please follow the steps detailed below.
  • Someone with a general inquiry? Please email us at
  • NMC Faculty / Staff? Please contact WRC Director Judy Chu directly via her campus email.
During the college's COVID-19 suspension of F2F classes, student emails requesting online appointments take precedence over general inquiries in terms of WRC staff response time. (FYI: We monitor our email account daily during our regular weekday business hours of operation.)

DIRECTIONS for students seeking to book a new online appointment in advance:

STEP 1: From your NMC student email (as per campus policy), please email us at

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 112 M. Sprenkle or MTH 120 Pharo or PHL 122 Montgomery-Richards)
  3. Dates and times of two preferred 30-minute time slots, within our business hours (e.g., Tue 5/12 ,1 p.m. OR Thur 5/14, 9:30 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

By the next business weekday, WRC staff will respond via email to the student's request for an online appointment with further information about the session (e.g., confirmation of time slot, names of 1–2 readers who will be meeting with them during their appt.).

If a student who has sent in an email request for an online appointment 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 conference with students for their online appointments.

 Writing & Reading Center Director Judy Chu

Summer session 2020

Monday, May 11 - Thursday, August 6 

During NMC's COVID-19 suspension of face-to-face classes, new online appointments can be made  for our Summer weekday hours.

WRC hours

  • Mon: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tue: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thur: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The WRC is closed on official college holidays (i.e., Memorial Day on Mon, May 25; and of course Friday, July 3).

FYI: We can only offer online appointments requested at least one business day in advance. We can only respond to email requests for appointments during our M-Th business hours. (Unfortunately, due to limited hours and staff in our online format during the summer, we cannot offer F2F or same-day "virtual walk-in" appointments.) 

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