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Policies & Procedures

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Eligibility

Students at Daytona State College or the University of Central Florida can use the Writing Center's services at any campus. Daytona State College faculty, staff, and alumni are entitled to use these services as well. A student ID number must be provided to make the appointment.

Appointments with the Writing Center

An appointment with the Writing Center is a one-on-one, 45-minute consultation with a Writing Specialist, peer tutor, or volunteer faculty member. Appointments can be scheduled for all campuses by calling (386) 506-3297. Students should specify which campus they're booking the appointment for.

Students can schedule one appointment per day and book up to three appointments per week. Appointments are not required, but still recommended since walk-in sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

No-Show and Cancellation Policy

Students who will be late or want to cancel an appointment should call us at (386) 506-3297. We reserve the right to give an appointment to someone else if a scheduled student doesn't show up in the first 10 minutes of his or her scheduled time.

After missing three appointments, students are prohibited from booking further appointments for the current term, and any appointments will be canceled. These students may, however, still use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis (if available).

Writing Center Service Policies

Policies and procedures are researched-based and enforced to optimize student support and success. Because the entire Writing Center staff is trained and qualified, we do not allow specific requests to work with certain tutors. Writing and communication is a collaborative process and we encourage writers to work with multiple tutors to get different audiences and perspectives.

The Writing Center is an all-inclusive space. We want people to feel empowered to use it educationally and creatively. There are places to write, work in groups, draw, game, and relax. We ask our clientele to please respect the staff, the space and how others are using it.

Anyone who abuses the scheduling system or our policies will be no longer eligible for our services.

Plagiarism

Writing that is brought into the Writing Center is assumed to be the work of the student providing it. If there are concerns with plagiarism, our staff members will do their best to explain how to write with accountability, but we are not responsible for any plagiarized work students hand in for their courses.


 

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Last updated: 2016-08-18T12:37:37.334Z