Make an Appointment

The Howe Writing Initiative is closed for student consultations in July and August, opening again the first day of school on August 27.  The Howe Writing Center in King Library is open. The directions below can apply for making an appointment there, but just choose the HWC schedule.

The HWI schedules appointments in the writing center and appointments online through our appointment system in WCOnline. Before making an appointment, you must create a user ID. If you have previously made an appointment with the writing centers in King, Peabody, or Gross, you already have a WCOnline account. Otherwise, you will need to create an account. To do so, visit and complete the registration form here:

Scheduling an Appointment:

  • Please visit On the login page (or once logged in), select "HWI FSB 3064" from the drop-down menu. Finally, simply click on an available time (white slot) in the schedule to create your appointment.
  • Appointments in the writing center are 45 minutes.
  • You are limited to one appointment per day. If you would like to schedule more than one appointment per day, please contact the director, Becky Crews, at

Please review the following before coming in for your appointment:

  • We value your agency as a writer. Please be prepared to actively engage in the consultation. We encourage you to bring questions and an assignment sheet, if you have one.
  • We often like to have you read your work aloud to us as it can help you see things you might miss when reading it to yourself silently.
  • You can bring your writing either on your computer or on paper. If coming in to practice presenting, we have TV screens and HDMI and VGA cords for you to use.
  • We can help you at any stage of the composing process, from generating ideas to working on a written draft/practice presentation.

We work with you on both early-order concerns (organization, argumentation, etc.) and later-order concerns (grammar, citation, formatting, etc.). We strive to help you not only with your current assignment but also help you develop skills and knowledge you can take with you in your future writing/presenting.

Once you have created an account with WCOnline, log into the scheduling system by visiting On the login page (or once logged in), select