Communicate with Confidence
Virtual Appointments - Making an Appointment
Virtual appointments will be conducted via Zoom. To make an appointment, go to www.ashland.mywconline.com and sign-up for an available time. Within 24 hours of making an appointment, the coach you made an appointment with will send you a Google Calendar invite with a Zoom link and a follow-up email with more detailed instructions for the appointment.
Virtual Appointments - Technology Requirements
You can use any of the following technology to join and participate in a Zoom meeting: a computer with a camera and microphone, a smart phone, an iPad or tablet with video and microphone. If you have slow or unreliable Internet access, you can also call into a Zoom meeting using the phone number provided in the Google Calendar invite.
Virtual Appointments - What to Expect
When it is time for your appointment, you will need to click on the Zoom link provided in your Google Calendar invite. These appointments are conducted synchronously (via live video conferencing), which means that you need to be available during the time of your appointment. Be prepared to share (probably through email) any documents relevant for the appointment. For example, you may want to share the assignment sheet, resources your professor has provided, your current draft of the assignment, the assignment rubric, etc.
Any Medium. Any Message.
The writing center has expanded services to become the Ashland Multiliteracy Center for Writing, Speaking, and Digital Communication. This means that the Ashland Multiliteracy Center, AMuLit Center for short, can help you not only with your writing, but also with project presentations, speeches, group projects and presentations, poster presentations, and other digital communication assignments. In other words, we can help you with any project that involves communication whether that communication is written, visual, verbal, digital, or a combination of mediums.
At the AMuLit Center, we approach communication as a process, not just an end product. This means that you don’t have to wait until you have a finished product to come to the AMuLit Center for help. When you come in for an appointment, our coaches will work with you to figure out where you are in your writing, communication, and/or design process.
We can help you breakdown an assignment and brainstorm ideas. Or maybe you already know what you want to do with the project, but are having trouble putting it all together in a way that makes sense. We can talk through the benefits and drawbacks of different design and organizational strategies. And, if you’re further along inthe process, we can provide audience feedback on a draft or as you practice your presentation. If you’re just getting started, we can help you think out loud about your project, brainstorm ideas, and just generally discuss your approach to the assignment. Maybe you already know what you want to communicate, but you need help figuring out how to communicate it. We can talk through organizational strategies or the benefits and drawbacks of different genres or modes of communication. If you’re further along in the process, we can provide audience feedback on a draft or as you practice your presentation.
Scheduling an Appointment
We use the WCOnline scheduler for all of our appointments. Click on https://ashland.mywconline.com to sign-up for an available time. If this is your first time making an appointment through WCOnline, you will need to register for an account. Having trouble? Visit Bixler 104 or email email@example.com.
If you are an undergraduate student coming in for a face -to-face appointment, you should select the UNDERGRADUATE schedule to make an appointment.
Regular Hours - same day appointments now available!
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Online and Graduate Students
If you are an online or graduate student, you should select the ONLINE and GRADUATE schedule to make an appointment. Click here for additional information about online and graduate services.
Drop-in Hours Policy
You do not need to make an appointment to use drop-in hours. These hours operate on a first come, first serve basis. If there is high demand during drop-in hours, the WAs may be required to shorten appointments. We willdo our best to try and work with everyone who comes to drop-in hours. On rare occasions when there is a really high volume, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to work with one of our coaches.
Your WCOnline account will be disabled if you miss five or more appointments (“no shows”). Please note that in order to discourage last minute cancellations, you will be prevented from canceling your appointment within one hour of your scheduled session. You can continue to use drop-in hours if you still want to use the AMuLit Center services after your account has been disabled. If you would like to have your account reactivated, you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.