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Learn How you Can Use the Online Writing Center on Today's New Podcast

May 04, 2021 by Karen Grossman |

Graphic of hands writing in a notebookYour final paper needs some polish. You need another pair of eyes on your psychology paper. As an online student, you can get help wherever you are in your writing process from UNC Greensboro’s Online Writing Center.

On the latest episode of our new Online by Design podcast, Jennifer Whitaker, director of the Online Writing Center, tells us how the center supports online students and the services it offers.

Today’s Guest: Jennifer Whitaker

Online students can get feedback on various types of writing, whatever their major. Whitaker explains the process — from signing up for an online appointment to having a real-time conversation about writing with one of the center’s consultants.

“We focus on whatever the writer’s main concerns are, so they don't have to come into the Writing Center, let’s say, knowing exactly what the ‘problems’ are with their writing,” she says. “The Writing Center is not a place where bad writers go to get fixed, it’s just not. It’s a place where smart writers go to get feedback and where people who want to invest in themselves and make sure that they’re showing themselves best on the page come to get feedback at any point in the writing process.”

About the Podcast

In this first season of Online by Design, hosts Dr. Susie Boles, assistant director of instructional design at UNCG Online, and Sidney Fletcher, adaptive technology specialist for OARS, feature faculty, staff, and other online education experts. UNCG students and alumni also join the podcast to discuss their experiences in online programs.

New episodes will be posted to the Online by Design website each Tuesday. Previous episodes include a chat with an advisor in the BIPS program about supporting online students and connecting them with resources, as well as a course designer whose course is using hip-hop music as a window to the past.

Coming Up This Season

Online by Design covers a variety of topics. There’s only one more episode this semester:

  • Episode 11: Quality Matters

 Each podcast will include a complete transcript on the page where it’s published.

Listen, Subscribe, and Join the Conversation

Visit Online by Design to hear this week’s episode and subscribe to the podcast. If you have an idea for a future episode of Online by Design, please contact UNCG Online’s senior director of marketing, Kelly Paul.

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