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Mission Statement

The University of Mary Washington’s Writing Centers seek to enhance and support high quality education through engaged tutorials, workshops, and community outreach. Supporting undergraduate and graduate students in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies as well as research, the Writing Centers offer one-on-one tutorials by professional and highly-trained tutors. The Writing Centers promote and practice integrity by adhering to and educating about the Honor Code, especially as it pertains to writing. The Writing Centers also promote life-long learning by encouraging students to apply their knowledge and broad-based educational experiences to their own writing, thus developing habits that translate into becoming better writers and academicians during and beyond life at the University of Mary Washington.

 

Goals:

Goal One: To provide resources that enhance the writing skills of UMW students.

Goal Two: To provide a space and atmosphere that is conducive to student writing and development.

 

Fredericksburg Campus (540) 654-1036

Stafford Campus (540) 286-8109

 We now do online meetings via Canvas. Please see below.

 

Online Scheduling

Select a service to schedule an appointment.

  • Fredericksburg Campus

    • Class Presentation-Fredericksburg
      A representative will come to the classroom or have the class meet in the Writing Center (instructor's choice) and give a presentation of the instructor's choice. These can be an overview of Writing Center services, citation style, paraphrasing, punctuation, or anything tailored for a specific course.
    • One Hour Tutoring Appointment-Fredericksburg
      Students will bring in a printed copy of their assignment sheet (if they have one) as well as a printed copy of what they have completed of their assignment. We also assist with brainstorming, so if you do not have anything written, that is fine. Students will meet with a consultant for up to an hour, but students do not have to use the entire time if it is not needed.
  • Stafford Campus

    • In Person One Hour Tutoring Appointment-Stafford
      Students will bring in a printed copy of their assignment sheet (if they have one). They will email their paper to their consultant at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment and bring with them a printed copy of what they have completed of their assignment. If they have an assignment sheet or instructions, they are encouraged to email or bring that as well. We also assist with brainstorming/outlining, so if you do not have anything written, that is fine. Students will meet with a consultant for up to an hour, but students do not have to use the entire time if it is not needed.
    • Online One Hour Appointment-Stafford
      Our process has changed as of Summer 2014. Please read.These sessions are online conferences held via the Canvas course, Writing Center Online Meetings, in which all active students are enrolled. To participate in an online tutoring session, you must have the ability to talk and hear on your computer, preferably using a headset with a mic. If you do not have a headset, there are some available for checkout at the Stafford campus library. The following technical requirements also apply:
      • Mac OS 10x or Windows 7 or 8
      • Flash plugin version 11.2 or higher
      • Java runtime 7u51 or later
      • 1.0 Mbits/sec downstream or 0.5Mbits/sec upstream bandwidth
       At the time of your appointment, your tutor will send you an invitation via Canvas to join a conference session. Like in-person sessions, online tutoring can last up to one hour, but you do not have to take the whole hour if you do not need it. 

Contact

Locations

UMW Fredericksburg Writing Center
1301 College Avenue, Trinkle Hall 107A, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401, US
UMW Stafford Writing Center
121 University Boulevard, South Building Lobby, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406, US

Hours

Mon9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-8:00 PM