Making Better Writers
The University of Mount Olive Writing Center coaches students that better writing happens through practice. We do this through one-on-one teaching and guidance within a comfortable, judgement-free, and inviting space. Our overall aim is to produce stronger, more capable writers so that UMO students can more confidently produce audience-driven academic and work-related writing. The Writing Center also dedicates its time and space to build community within UMO as well as the community at large through our programming, resources, and partnerships.
Some of the elements of writing with which coaches provide assistance are organization, citation and citation formats, research tips, thesis development, punctuation, and grammar.
The Writing Center is a first-come, first-served center. Therefore, we offer appointments throughout the day for both traditional and online learners. Our appointments last approximately 45 minutes.
To make an appointment, are available either by appointment or walk-in. Appointments maybe scheduled using Starfish, our online appointment scheduling system. Items to bring to appointments include: access to the assignment instructions, to provide the most accurate service; along with source materials, drafts, notes, and additional items to assist the coach provide personalized feedback.
Monday –Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (closed Wednesdays from 11:00 – 11:30 for chapel); Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Online appointments available through Starfish. Times may vary upon Writing Center coaches’ availability.