Student FAQs

The Athens State Writing Center does not operate as an editing service. We are a campus resource designed to be a support system for writers at any point in the writing process. We do not highlight or correct every instance of a recurring error in a paper, but point out areas of concern to use as teachable moments for our clients and it is up to them to make revisions based on our suggestions and feedback. We’re here to help with individual writing assignments, but we also give you resouces, strategies and skills that you can apply to improve your overall writing. 

Unless your appointment is required by your professor, all sessions are confidential. We do not share your work, and our client records can only be accessed by the Writing Center. And of course, the conversation between you and your consultant is a private and safe space.

We send all our clients an email with a session summary after their appointment  that may be provided to professors for proof of a completed session. However, it is up to the student to relay this email to the professor. We encourage students to reach out to professors on the exact way in which they are to submit their proof of a successfully completed session.

If you have an online appointment and your consultant has not opened your Zoom meeting room OR if you have an e-tutoring and have not received an email with feedback within 48 hours of your appointment time, Please call 256-216-6665 or 6670 during our office hours, or email us at at any time.

The E-tutoring sessions provided by the Athens State Writing Center were created with the busy student in mind. While they do not take the place of a Zoom session or a classic in-person visit with one of our tutors, we stress that these visits can be beneficial to our students with busy work and family lives. The sessions are designed so that a student may submit work to us when they cannot find time in their often-hectic lives to meet any other ways. Current policy states that a tutor has 48 hours from the time of the scheduled session to provide their feedback to the student. Please remember to upload the assignment guidelines and your paper for the tutor to best assist you.

Visit our LibGuides page at for more resources for every type of writing. 

We are located inside the Kares Library on the campus of Athens State. Our office is on the first floor past the circulation desk.

The Writing Center can assist students with the basics of researching and using the Kares Library page. For more in-depth research questions and needs, we will refer you to one of our Kares librarians who can better serve you.

Faculty FAQs

Yes! Professors may send students for any types of writing assistance! We work with all types of writing.

Yes! Faculty may make appointments with any of our writing center tutors to work on their writing.

Yes! We help with getting students started on research before helping them set up an appointment to meet with a librarian for further research.

Yes! We allow students to call and e-mail for assistance. Depending on the type of assistance needed, we will recommend scheduling a normal appointment for more time to aid in the assignment.