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 F21 Mon-Thur business hours)

Email: writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu (monitored during F21 WRC business hours, Mon-Thur and Sun)


The WRC is open to support students with their writing assignments for Fall 2021!

To help the WRC staff keep organized during this time as we transition to both in-person and remote remote operations, 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 September 7. You can also drop in to our Scholars Hall 221 location or call us, once we have reopened. (If you call us and leave us a voicemail, there is no confirmation of an appointment request until we communicate with you again, 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 email:

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, noting in-person or Zoom, 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 or in-person in SH 221): Students who email in advance (at least one business weekday) have preference when we schedule appointments.
  • Mon-Thur Walk-in appointment (in-person in SH 221): While we cannot guarantee it, if you are on campus, you're welcome to drop by Scholars Hall 221 during our Monday-Thursday business hours to check for availability.
  • Sunday Walk-in appointment at NMC Library or Zoom: We will have a couple of WRC readers available to work with NMC students on a drop-in basis 
  • Same-day appointment (Zoom): While we cannot guarantee it, if you would like to try to schedule a same-day 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/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 WRC staff will be booking your appointment via MySuccess, you will also receive a MySuccess Google calendar email notification confirming your appointment.

If a student who has sent in an email request for an appointment (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.

 Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Director Judy Chu

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

Fall 2021 Semester

Tuesday, Sept. 7–Thursday, Dec. 16

WRC hours in Scholars Hall 221

  • Mon: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tue: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Thur: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fri / Sat: CLOSED
  • Sun: 3–7 p.m. (in NMC Library)

Located in Scholars Hall 221 during our weekday hours (and NMC Library during our Sunday hours), we will be offering both in-person and Zoom appointments to NMC students this semester. The WRC will be closed during official college holidays (i.e., Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday weekend).