Writing Center

Announcements

Minimester Hours

May 27, Memorial Day. Closed.

May 13-May 31
Limited online and face-to-face tutoring. No weekend online tutoring.

Brownsville

May 13-May 22. Closed

May 23-31
One tutor available from 9-12 and 1-5 on MON-THUR, and 9-12 on FRI

Edinburg

One or two tutors available from 9-1 and 2-5 on MON-THUR, and 9-12 on FRI



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 for our walk-in services. Note: all group members must be present to receive feedback on a group paper. Otherwise, we will only provide feedback on the writing portion belonging to the individual (s) who are present during a consultation.
  • 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.


Spring 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, at least 4 business hours in advance, 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.

  1. We do not edit papers.
  2. We do not provide feedback on plagiarized work.
  3. For group papers, we will only provide feedback for your portion of the writing assignment, so please indicate that information under the question, "What would you like feedback on?"
  4. No more than two (2) submissions allowed per week.
  5. Consultants will spend 30 minutes providing feedback for each submission.

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