The Mary G. Walsh Writing Center uses the scheduling system WCONLINE to book sessions. For the remainder of Fall Semester 2020, all sessions will be conducted remotely.
If you have a writing center account, you can sign in to make a new appointment.
If you do not have a WCONLINE account, begin by going to https://salemstate.mywconline.com/
Fill out all the required fields (indicated with an *). We suggest, but do not require, that student writers use their Salem State email addresses. In the case of Writing Center tutors, however, we do require that you use your Salem State address.
Then, at the bottom of the tab, click on the “Complete Registration” button.
Once you've completed your registration, the system will return you to the log-in page. You’re ready to log in and make an appointment!
Sign in to your writing center account.
The Mary G. Walsh Writing Center offers two kinds of remote tutoring: Online and eTutoring.
Online Tutoring is as close as you can come to a having session in the Writing Center without being here in person. It includes a chat function that allows you and the writer to look at, make marks on, and chat about a document simultaneously. There are optional video and audio functions, too, like those you’d find in Skype, which allow you and the writer to have a genuine discussion.
During the session itself, the tutor will ask if it is alright for him or her to erase the text on the screen, and after erasing it will ask you to paste the document you’d like to review—provided you already have something written, onto the blank screen. You and the tutor will communicate using the chat function in the right-hand margin and the audio and video functions
eTutoring is asynchronus tutoring. When making your appointment (or any time before your session begins), you upload a copy of your document. The tutor spends the hour of the session reviewing your document. Within an hour the tutor will upload a copy of your document, with their comments, to the appointment tab. You will then receive an email or text informing you that this has been done. Log into your account, and click on the appointment to open the appointment tab and download your files.
Still can't decide?
If you have any questions regarding the remote tutoring options in WCONLINE, please email Bill Coyle at email@example.com.