Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Writing Commons will be offering digital feedback to students through WConline, our online tutor scheduling platform. Penn State Altoona students will be able to submit essays, assignment sheets/rubrics, and post questions for tutors. After submitting their materials through WConline, students will receive holistic feedback within approximately 24 hours that focuses on three issues: how their essay meets the expectations of the assignment, structural/organizational feedback, and suggestions for patterns of grammatical/mechanical errors.
To submit materials:
- Open a web browser and navigate to Penn State Altoona's online scheduling site.
- Select the "Writing - Remote Sessions 3/23 to 4/3" schedule and log in. If this is your first time using WConline, please register using your Penn State email address only (i.e., email@example.com). You will only need to register once. Simply log on for future scheduling.
- Click on a white square next to today's date.
- Fill out the appointment form and attach any relevant documents.
- You will be contacted by a Writing Consultant within approximately 24 hours.
Penn State Altoona’s Writing Center
Penn State Altoona’s Writing Commons helps students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers. Our method is multi-faceted, flexible and above all, collaborative, reflecting our respect for the individual writer whose talents, voice, and goals are central to all our endeavors. Supportive, trained undergraduate peer Writing Consultants will work one-on-one with students at all levels, in all disciplines, and at any stage in the writing process. We are here to help with any writing assignment or project in any course.
What We Do
During each thirty-minute session, a Writing Consultant will meet one-on-one with you to discuss your written work. Writing Consultants are not editors and will not do the work for you, but they will help you to become a stronger writer by offering support and guidance on all writing matters, including good writing practices, documentation and grammar.
The Writing Commons is in 127 Eiche, bottom floor of the library, across the hall from the Learning Resources Center (LRC).