The Writing Center

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!

Instructions for Writing Center writing coaching access:

Welcome to the online Writing Center! We are glad you are here, and we have several options available for you. Please follow these procedures to connect with a writing coach:

Great Technology Access: Look at the list of writing coaches below, and see which coach is working at the time you are available. For example, if you want to have a session at 3pm on Tuesday, you can click on the link beside Bobbie to access her Collaborate session room at that exact time. You might have to cut and paste the link to the Collaborate room in to your browser if you are unable to get the link to work directly. Go ahead and email your paper (if you have one) to the writing coach as well.

Email-Only Access: If you don’t have access to Collaborate, you can email your paper to the writing coach and have an email-based session. Be sure to include information about your assignment. If the email link doesn't automatically take you to an email, go ahead and cut and paste the email address into your address line in your email. Coaches will respond to email during their hours listed. You can also email the director, Dr. Gray, if you’d like a response outside of these hours (or with any questions). Dr. Gray:

Limited or No Internet Access: If you don’t have access to the Internet, please call Dr. Gray’s office at 912-279-5910 and leave a message with your contact information. Telephone-based sessions are available.

Writing coach: Nicole

Her Collaborate session room:

Hours: 9am to 12:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays


Writing coach: Kimmy

Her Collaborate session room:

Hours: 9:30am to 2:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Fridays


Writing coach: Conlan

His Collaborate session room:

Hours: 12pm to 2pm on Tuesdays, 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays, and 11am to 3pm on Thursdays


Writing coach: Bri

Her Collaborate session room:

Hours: 5:30am to 7:30am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays


BONUS Email-Only Hours: 10:30am to 12:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Writing coach: Bobbie

Her Collaborate session room:

Hours: 1pm to 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Bobbie is Collaborate only.

Overall Philosophy:

The Writing Center provides one-on-one in-depth writing coaching for students, faculty, and staff at the College of Coastal Georgia. During our coaching sessions, we work on developing writing skills by teaching writers about patterns of errors, expectations in writing styles, and what it means to be a writer at the college level.

Our Mission: Supporting the college mission of outstanding educational excellence and engagement by providing writing coaching that promotes writing skills and student success.

At the Writing Center, we have three guiding principles, based on Writing Center theory and practice:

  1. Develop the writer, not just the paper.
    • Stephen North, a famous writing center scholar, said that our job as writing center teachers is “to produce better writers, not better writing.” If the writer improves, the paper follows.
  2. Even the best athletes need coaches.
    • The students who work at the writing center are called Coaches. We believe that “coach” and “coaching” are a good description for our role. Even the strongest Olympic athletes need coaches to provide perspective and an outside opinion.
  3. Knowledge is fundamentally social.
    • We encourage an environment of active, collaborative learning that occurs outside the classroom. Our coaching sessions are not passive; writers are expected to participate in the co-construction of their learning.

Writing Center Hours and Rules and Regulations

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