Faculty and staff are always welcome to refer students to the WRC for additional writing support outside the classroom. We’ve put together a Student Referral Program specifically for those students that you feel could benefit from weekly, recurring appointments with the same WRC tutor for the remainder of the semester. During these appointments, your students agree to:
*In the event a student's scheduled tutor is unable to meet, we make every possible effort to schedule an appointment time with an available tutor. It is rare that we have to cancel appointments due to unforeseen circumstances, but if we do, students will be notified via their UNC Charlotte email as soon as possible.
Both UNC Charlotte and the WRC take issues related to academic integrity very seriously. (To learn more about this policy, please read UNC Charlotte's Code of Student Academic Integrity.) Your program and/or instructor may expect you to work independently on specific projects like term exams or take-home finals and may not allow any outside help. Therefore, you must obtain permission from your instructor before bringing exams or tests into the WRC.
By scheduling an appointment on our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com) or by seeking a walk-in appointment, you agree that the work you will bring into the WRC falls into one of the following categories:
If you are uncertain whether your work is an exam or test, you must consult your instructor before seeking help from the WRC.
Making an appointment is the best way to guarantee that a tutor will be available to see you. It is possible to get a walk-in session, but clients who make an appointment in advance will be seen before walk-in clients. To ensure that you don’t have to wait to be seen (or have to come back another day), we recommend that you make an appointment through our online scheduler (uncc.mywconline.com).
If you’ve already scheduled a WebEx appointment, you’ll need to log on to the WebEx system to start working with your tutor. You can follow these directions to get started:
Note: If you have any trouble with WebEx, you can contact technical support by submitting a support case online or by calling 1-866-229-3239. Technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All of our appointments are scheduled through our online scheduling software. You can follow these directions to make an appointment:
After logging out, you will receive an email confirmation of your appointment.
Note: WRC appointments begin on the hour and last up to 45 minutes. If you’re running more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be marked as a no-show and may be given to a walk-in who is waiting to be seen.
First, talk to your instructor to try to resolve the issue. Sometimes problems may be solved by simply talking about them. If you find yourself unable to reach an acceptable solution, however, then you should email Dr. Joan Mullin, Executive Director of the University Writing Program. You may also phone her at 704‑687‑1897. She is available to mediate a conversation with you and your instructor, if necessary.
Many times students encounter problems in their personal lives that keep them from being able to attend class. Sometimes such problems are short-term and involve missing just one or two classes but other times they may result in excessive absences. Whatever the case, your first move should always be to discuss your absences with your instructor. You do not have to divulge private information to your instructor. It should be enough to say that you have a personal issue that is keeping you from attending class. Ask your instructor if you may complete late or missed work and stay caught up on writing assignments. We also recommend that you notify the Dean of Students Office who can determine whether your situation meets their requirements for sending a note to all of your instructors, asking them to consider working with you during this time. You should know, though, that ultimately it is up to the discretion of each instructor as to whether or not s/he will honor such requests from the Dean’s Office.
You may also want to seek help at the Counseling Center, where you may meet confidentially with counselors who may be able to provide the help that you need.
First, meet in person with your instructor and ask him or her to explain how your grade was determined. Such discussions must occur in person because it is a violation of your privacy to discuss grades over email. If you have done that and still believe that you have been unfairly graded, then you should formally contest the grade.
The full grade appeal policy can be found in the undergraduate catalog's Degree Requirements and Academic Regulations under the heading "Grading and Related Policies." Review this policy closely, and learn about when it is appropriate to initiate a grade appeal, and how to do so, from the Grade Appeal Guide.
The process for Grade Replacement has recently been updated; you can now do it online. More information about this new process, including an online instructional video and a link to add/drop dates, can be found on the Registrar's webpage for the Grade Replacement Policy. Note: An Academic Petition to apply the grade replacement policy to a class taken prior to Fall 2007 will not be approved. There are no exceptions to the details of the policy as outlined in the undergraduate catalog.
You can schedule up to three appointments per week, which applies collectively to all WRC locations. If you would like additional sessions, you can come into the WRC as a walk-in. If you miss an appointment earlier in the day, you’ll have to wait until the next day to schedule another appointment. However, you may come in for a walk-in spot that same day.
If you miss two appointments in a single semester, you will only be able to come in for walk-in sessions for the remainder of that semester. You will also be limited to two walk-ins per week.
Note: WRC tutors fill out a report after each appointment, which is automatically sent to you via your UNC Charlotte email. You can share this report with any instructors who may request it. If you need another copy of the report, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-ins are clients who did not schedule an appointment by choice, who were unable to schedule an appointment because of a full schedule, or who already scheduled three appointments in the same week. If you come into the WRC as a walk-in, you may have to wait for a tutor to become available, since clients with appointments are always seen first. If a tutor is available, you’ll have to register in the system before the appointment takes place.
Walk-ins may also receive the unused minutes from another client's appointment within the same hour. However, you may only walk in until 40 minutes past the hour. After that, you’ll have to wait until the next hour to try again.
All appointments, regardless of start time, end at 45 minutes past the hour. Walk-ins who have already received an appointment on the same day must wait ten minutes past the hour to see if anyone else takes the appointment first.
Both e-tutoring and WebEx are online appointments. Here are the descriptions of each appointment type:
If you make an e-tutoring appointment, you’ll upload a copy of your writing to the online scheduling system (uncc.mywconline.com) for a tutor to review. During the hour you booked for a session, the tutor will take a look at your writing and send you a feedback letter by the end of the hour. You don’t actually have to be present for the session, which makes this a great choice for clients who have busy schedules. If you need directions for uploading a document for review, visit our E-tutoring page.
If you make a WebEx appointment, you’ll meet with your tutor via the WebEx video chat software. WebEx is part of the UNC Charlotte NinerNET system, so you already have an account with WebEx. This is a great choice for clients who want to meet face-to-face, but can’t physically make it to the WRC. For more information, visit the WebEx Tutoring page.
The WRC is here to help you at any stage of the writing process for any subject (whether academic or personal). Our tutors can help you understand an assignment sheet, brainstorm, or even begin drafting an outline. If you’ve started writing but haven’t completed your first draft, we can give you feedback on direction and incorporating additional content. If you’ve already finished writing, we can give you some tips for revising or proofreading. Our goal is to help teach you to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, help you find answers, and help you learn how to research, write, revise, and proofread on your own. We want you to become a better writer by learning how to improve the quality of your writing overall, not just to improve the quality of one specific paper.
All UNC Charlotte students are encouraged to use the WRC for writing assistance, regardless of class level distinction or experience. Not a student? Not a problem! Any UNC Charlotte faculty or staff can also receive writing assistance from the WRC. All you need is a UNC Charlotte email address to register.
A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam will give you credit for UWRT 1103. This means you have completed your General Education First-Year Writing requirement at UNC Charlotte and do not need any further UWRT courses.
1) One 4-hour hybrid course:
UWRT 1104 in the fall or spring of your first year (4 credit hours)
(3 hours face-to-face and 1 hour online instruction)
2) One 3-hour face-to-face course:
UWRT 1103 in the fall or spring of your first year (3 credit hours)
The First-Year Writing Program provides an opportunity for International students whose first language is not English to enroll in UWRT classes with a global emphasis.
Please email Dr. Jan Rieman for more information.
Your transcript on Banner will show what credits you’ve received from previous institutions. Transfer students have the same first-year writing requirements as new freshmen. If you transfer in credit for UWRT 1101, UWRT 1102, UWRT 1103 or UWRT 1104, you have completed your General Education first-year writing requirement at UNC Charlotte and do not need any further UWRT courses.
If you transfer in with 64 hours or more credit hours from a U.S. institution, you will be exempt from meeting the first-year writing requirement for General Education. Please check with your advisor about your transfer credits, but always feel free to write and ask us questions about your transfer writing credits.
The first-year writing curriculum is designed to meet a variety of student needs, and one course is no better or harder than the other. They are just different. Both have the same learning outcomes and our entire faculty teach combinations of both courses offered.
UWRT placement is determined by high school performance, SAT and ACT scores. Check your Advising Transcript on Banner for your University Writing Placement code.
WR04 = UWRT 1104
WR03 = UWRT 1103