Writing Resource Center

Any type of writing, at any stage of your writing process.

The Writing Resource Center serves the students, staff, and faculty of New College of Florida, offering direct support for any type of writing at any stage in the writing process.

FALL SEMESTER COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The WRC is committed to offering continued writing support and will continue to adjust policies in response to COVID-19. We are happy to extend our remote-appointment option as well as offer masked in-person meetings in the WRC space. Students will be able to make appointments for either type of appointment beginning Aug 31st using our online schedule. We believe strongly in catering every appointment to the needs of each student writer, so while we will default to using the tools available through the NCF Google Suite (e.g., Google Docs, Google Hangouts/Meet, etc.) for our online appointments, SWAs may also suggest using other tools and technology to facilitate a productive and supportive WRC meeting.

We have made the following changes to accommodate this exceptional circumstance:

  • We currently offer students the choice between having a video/remote appointments or meeting with an SWA in the WRC physical space.
  • Students who choose to have an in-person appointment will need to wear a mask at all times and maintain a 6ft distance whenever possible.
  • We will eliminate daily and weekly appointment restrictions. Students will be able to have as many appointments as they need.
  • We will follow up with online visitors via email with suggested tools and meeting notes.
  • We will send online visitors summaries of what was discussed in their appointments.
  • We will have a stronger online presence in our web pages and our social media.
  • We strongly suggest students ask for a repeating appointment in order to help create a sense of consistency and accountability.
  • If at any time the risk of infection becomes higher on campus, we’ll switch to online-only appointments to protect our student visitors and SWAs.

If you have ANY questions about how the WRC can support you and online coursework, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at writing@ncf.edu.

You may be off campus, but you are not alone.

What is the Writing Resource Center (WRC)?

It’s a place and an idea — it’s a meeting of writers and students and thinkers. It’s a room where you can walk in with questions and leave with a few answers, and maybe a few more questions. It’s the moment when you realize that writing doesn’t have to mean being locked away, alone, scribbling by dim candlelight. Writing can be, should be, social.

More practically speaking, it’s the place on campus where you can talk one-on-one with a Student Writing Assistant (SWA) about any type of writing at any stage in your writing process, from brainstorming to final touches.

So, bring in your analyses, your lab reports, your confused theses yearning to breathe free. Bring in your CVs and your scholarship essays, your letters and your stories. We’ll read them all and work with you one-on-one to meet your writing goals.

Ask questions. Get feedback. Have a conversation. Write something.

Our Mission:

Writing is an intensive, complex, and multifaceted skill. Its cultivation requires a sustained engagement over time, and its practice is a critical component of professional and academic development, critical thinking, and intellectual maturation. It is for the promotion of each of these that New College requires writing in the course of every student’s personal and academic development. In service to the college and its mission, the Writing Resource Center promotes writing as the practiced skill of employing it as a tool for structuring thought so that it might be clearly presented in language to an audience for the purpose of understanding.

Make an Appointment

Student Writing Assistants are ready and willing to help you! Schedule an appointment here.

Any NCF student can meet with a Student Writing Assistant (SWA) to talk about any type of writing at any stage in the writing process. You have a one-on-one meeting that can last up to an hour, and what you focus on in this meeting is completely up to you.

If you would like to make a weekly repeating appointment, contact us at writing@ncf.edu!

Walk-ins Welcome!

In the library and want to just stop by? Do it! If a Student Writing Assistant isn’t meeting with anyone, they’d be more than happy to speak with you. If they are all meeting with writers, one will set up an appointment for you to come back! We’re located in Jane Bancroft Cook Library, room 102.

(NOTE: It is highly recommended that you do not just pop in an hour before your paper’s due. We cannot guarantee that someone will be available to work with you)

Who we are

Meet the Writing Team!


Contact the Writing Program

Dr. Jennifer Wells and Alexandra Maass are prepared to help you take your writing to the next level.

Read more here

Student Writing Assistants

Each of our SWAs are trained (and willing) to assist student writers like you with any type of writing at any point in your writing process.

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What We Do

Serving Students and Faculty


Student Writing Resources

Whether it’s working with you one-on-one or guiding you to other writing resources, the WRC can support you as you develop your writing!

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Faculty Writing Resources

There are many ways that the Writing Program can support faculty and their students.

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Thesis Support for Students

The Thesis Support Guide for students addresses some frequently asked questions and offers tips for a successful thesis writing process.

Read more here