Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Reading-Writing Center (RWC)?
The FSU Reading-Writing Center is an inclusive resource for FSU students of all majors, programs, and backgrounds. In the RWC, consultants act as practice audiences for ideas and projects. In the fall and spring semesters, we provide in-person consultations for undergraduates and graduates in three locations: the Williams Building (Room 222C), the William Johnston Building (Ground Floor Platform), and the Strozier Library (Basement, Scholars Commons Conference Room 005C). We offer 45-minute, socially distanced appointments. We also provide synchronous, online consultations via Zoom.
What projects can I work on at the RWC?
The RWC welcomes all writing projects. We work with students on writing such as critical essays, research papers, theses and dissertation drafts, creative writing, and professional job documents. When you schedule a meeting, our consultants are happy to discuss your writing goals with you.
Who can I work with and how can they help me?
Our consultants are undergraduate and graduate students. Read their bios and learn more about their specializations: https://wr.english.fsu.edu/Reading-Writing-Center/Meet-the-Staff
Consultants act as practice audiences for ideas and projects. Whether the session is in-person or online, our consultants can work with students on any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to revising.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring a laptop or have two paper copies of your writing ready at the start of the consultation. If you are working on a draft or have written ideas, you can upload the file(s) to your appointment form.
How do I make an appointment?
If you haven't used our service before, register for an account here.
Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation. Log in at fsu.mywconline.com, select a schedule, and make an appointment by selecting an available time. You will receive an email confirmation indicating your appointment has been made. You can log back into the system at any time to change or cancel your appointment.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you can’t attend your in-person or Zoom meeting, please cancel your appointment at https://fsu.mywconline.com.
There is no penalty for a cancellation. However, if you don't cancel and don't turn up, we will mark you as a no-show. After three no-shows,your account will automatically be blocked until you contact the RWC Director (email@example.com).
Will the RWC proofread or edit my work?
The RWC will not proofread and edit for students. Instead, a consultant will work with you to learn some skills and strategies to proofread and edit more effectively for yourself.
If you are a graduate student who needs assistance with Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) formatting, please consult the Graduate School’s formatting guidelines.
Do I need to bring a draft to my session?
No. You are not required to bring any writing to the RWC. Consultants can assist you at any stage of the writing process including the early idea stages. Simply make an appointment and note brainstorming as one of your goals in the form.
What is the Digital Studio (DS)?
The Digital Studio is a learning facility for digital and multimedia projects. Consultants in the DS can help you at any stage of a digital project like a website, video, layout design, or podcast.
From brainstorming project ideas to explaining a design program's interface, DS consultants can work with you or provide feedback on a variety of digital projects. Digital Studio computers all have access to the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere). For more information, visit: https://wr.english.fsu.edu/digital-studio-home.
I am an undergraduate. How can I get more involved in the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio? Do I need to be an English major?
The RWC hires undergraduate interns from any major who have taken ENC 3493: Peer Tutoring in the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio. This prerequisite course explores how learners approach writing and why these approaches are highly individualized. ENC 3493 is an exceptionally hands-on course that includes observation and co-consulting with current RWC consultants.