Writing Center

Announcements:

Thursday, December 13:
Last day for online and Skype services for Fall 2018.

December 14- 21:
Limited walk-in tutoring. One tutor available in each location.

  • Edinburg 9 -1 and 2-5 Mon.-Thurs. and 9-1 on Fri.
  • Brownsville 9-12 and 1-5 Mon.- Thurs. and 9-12 Fri.

December 22-January 6:
The Writing Center will be closed for the holidays.

  • January 3-4: One tutor available in Brownsville.
  • January 7-16: Limited walk-in tutoring. One tutor available in each location.
  • January 17: Full Writing Center services resume.

The Writing Center will be offering appointments for walk-in consultations from Nov. 21-Dec.13 for finals.

Note: The Writing Center cannot provide written feedback on an exam without written permission from the professor on the exam assignment or syllabus.


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.

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.


Summer Hours of Operation

Edinburg 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 – 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

ESTAC 3.119
Student Academic Center, Edinburg

BLIBR 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 or spend more than 30 minutes reviewing a submission. 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

Natalie Garza, Learning Specialist
(956) 882-7065

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