Writing Center FAQs


Who can use the services of the Writing Center?

Any student enrolled at TROY Campus of Troy University can make use of the resources at the Writing Center at no cost to the student. The university provides our services for your benefit.

Can I drop off my paper and let you correct it?

If you let us correct your paper, you won’t learn anything; therefore, we won’t do your work for you. We will, however, go over your paper with you and show you how to make corrections.

Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes, between the hours of 8:30-11 and 2-4 Monday through Tuesday and 8:30-2 on Fridays. You can usually walk in and find a tutor available from 11-2 Monday through Thursday (our walk-in hours). However, if you ever visit and find all the tutors busy, you can either wait (usually no more than 10-15 minutes) or make an appointment for a later time. You can make an appointment here .

What should I bring when I visit the Writing Center

Bring a copy of your assignment and a draft of your paper. If you’re still in the brainstorming stage, bring a copy of the assignment and notes of your ideas, and we’ll help you develop those ideas. A typed copy of your work is useful if you are in the editing stage of writing.

Will my instructor know that I came to the Writing Center?

Every Friday, we send an email to you detailing your Writing Center visits. You can forward this email to your instructor if you wish. We do not send notes directly to faculty members.

Can you guarantee that I will get a good grade on my assignment?

No. We do not guarantee any grades. In fact, our goal is to help you improve your writing, not just your writing assignments. However, as your writing improves, so should your grades.

What if I can’t get to the Writing Center during its regular hours?

If you will make your appointment a day ahead, someone will meet you at a time convenient for you. You may also email any questions or comments you have to wcenter@troy.edu.

What if I’m a Troy University student, but I’m not taking classes at the Troy campus?

If you are a TROY Online student (or attend another location) and need assistance online, go to NetTutor located inside your Canvas course (on the left side menu).

How do I contact the Writing Center?

You can visit us on the Troy Campus at 124 Eldridge Hall; call us at (334) 670-3305; e-mail us at wcenter@troy.edu.