University Writing Program
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English 1100 & 2201 Courses
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses
Writing, Research, & Teaching Resources
You can easily cancel or reschedule your appointment on your own at ecu.mywconline.com, by calling The Bate Center at 328.6399, by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by speaking to a Bate Center staff member in Bate 2005.
My professor wants to know what we talked about in our session, can you call him/her?Each time you visit The Bate Center, consultants can email reports to your professor that highlight the work you and the consultant accomplished during your session. If you do not wish to have a visit report sent to your professor simply notify your consultant before you leave and he/she will honor your request.
Why would I want to send a report to my professor?There are several benefits for this. First, your professors want you to learn, exceed and grow intellectually and the work you accomplish in The Bate Center offer both you and your professor the opportunity to see this happen! Second, your visits to The Bate Center demonstrate academic initiative, a willingness to collaborate with others, and desire to produce good work.
How can I have my report sent to my professor?Consultants will email each session report directly to your professor upon your request.
How do I make an appointment?The best way to schedule an appointment is to call The Bate Center (252) 328-6399 or use our online appointment system at ecu.mywconline.com. You can also stop by in person and schedule an appointment 2005 Bate.
Do I have to pay to use The Bate CenterNO! The Bate Center is a comprehensive resource designed specifically for you…and its totally free – take advantage of it!
Who works in The Bate Center?Our consultants are graduate students who are currently receiving advanced training in various aspects of English and language studies. All consultants are required to conduct research that is related to The Bate Center which provides a rich, research-based learning environment for you, the consultants and faculty.
Can I get help for a friend or family member?Because of the questions and conversations that we have during sessions, we can only work with the actual writer of the paper. If your friend is in English 1100 or 1200/2201 encourage him/her to make an appointment. Or, if it is for a different course, tell him/her to contact the University Writing Center (252) 328-2820.
What happens if I don't cancel and then don't show up to my appointment?You will be marked as a no-show. After 3 no-shows you won't be able to schedule any more appointments unless you contact Dr. Caswell.
What happens if I am late to my appointment?We will wait 10 minutes, and after 10 minutes we will take any students waiting for a walk-in appointment and you will be advised to reschedule.
What is the No-Show Policy at The Bate Center?We ask that you make every effort to call the writing studio in advance to cancel, reschedule or to notify us if you are going to be late for your appointment. If you do not show for three appointments, the system will auto-lock you out from making anymore appointments and you will need to talk to the Writing Center Director in order to regain the privilege to the studio. The Bate Center is a professional organization designed and committed to helping you succeed so we ask that you treat your appointment scheduling and consultants with professional courtesy.
Anyone in English 1100 and 1200/2201 can sign up for online sessions. They were initially designed to serve DE students, but we found that other students benefit from them as well.
What happens during online sessions?Some of the same things happen online as they do in the face to face session. You'll be able to upload your paper into the work space. One of the consultants can help you do this if you get stuck. Then you and the consultant chat back and forth about ways to improve your paper and writing.
Do you need special software for online sessions?Nope. Just a reliable internet connection and a web browser. The rest of the program runs through WCOnline.