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Writing Center

Thursday, Dec.14 is the last day for online and Skype services for Fall 2017.

Dec. 15-21, one tutor will be available in Edinburg for walk-in services from 9 a.m-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m Mon.-Thurs. and from 9 a.m-1 p.m. on Friday.

Dec. 22-Jan.7 and Jan. 15, the Writing Center will be closed for the holidays.

Jan. 8-12 and Jan. 16, the WC will be available for computer use only.

Full Writing Center services will resume on Jan. 17


New Services

Come in and request individual or group coverage of special topics such as Thesis Development, Academic Voice, Organizing Ideas, Paraphrasing, Documentation, APA, and Comma Usage.

An appointment option will be available for walk-in consultations in Edinburg from April 24 - May 11.

The Writing Center is here to help you with all your writing projects. 

Free services you can receive at the Writing Center include:

  • One-on-one and small group consultations on writing in all disciplines and at all levels.
  • Thirty-minute sessions on assignment clarification, invention and brainstorming, development and organization.
  • Thirty-minute sessions on purpose, audience and genre.
  • Tips for incorporating sources into your writing and for documenting sources effectively.
  • Tips for using images, video clips, podcasts and other media as a part of your writing project.
  • Skype and online writing consultations during the week, and the Online Weekend Writing Service on weekends.
  • Use of computers and a printer.


Fall Hours of Operation

Edinburg Hours *Writing consultations on the 2nd floor
near the Reference area of the Edinburg library:
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm* Mon. 9:00 – 11:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm* Tues. 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm* Wed. 1:00 – 3:00 pm; 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brownsville Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Locations

STAC 3.119
Student Academic Center, Edinburg

UBLB 3.206
Library, Brownsville

Skype Writing Consultation Request: Make an appointment to speak with a writing consultant via a video conference. Students will benefit from participating in a “real time” discussion on their computer or mobile device for approximately one hour with a writing consultant who will provide immediate feedback on their essay. Note: Skype sessions are limited to one per day. Due to time constraints, writing consultants can generally review no more than five pages per session. During mid-terms and finals, Skype sessions may be reduced to 30 minutes in an effort to serve more students.

Send Your Assignment: Submit a paper and receive comments from a writing consultant within 24 to 48 hours of submission. Due to time constraints, writing consultants generally can review no more than five pages per session. During mid-terms and finals, feedback may be delayed due to limited availability of online writing consultants.

Contact Us

Departmental Phone:
(956) 665-2538 (Edinburg) 
(956) 882-7065 (Brownsville)

Departmental Email:  wc@utrgv.edu

Magdalena Flores, Tutoring Specialist
956-665-7977

Dr. Randall Monty, Associate Director
956-665-2538

Barbara Castellano, Administrative Assistant
956-665-7977

Dr. Rebekah Hamilton, Director
Email: rebekah.hamilton@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-7974