Using the Writing and Communication Center

The WCC at MIT (Writing and Communication Center) offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts. The WCC is staffed completely by MIT lecturers. All have advanced degrees. All are experienced college classroom teachers of communication. All are published scholars and writers. The WCC works with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff from all MIT departments and disciplines.

The WCC helps you strategize about all types of academic and professional writing as well as about all aspects of oral presentations (including practicing classroom presentations & conference talks as well as designing slides).

The WCC helps you think your way more deeply into your topic and helps you see new implications in your data, research, and ideas.

The WCC also helps with all English as Second Language issues, from writing and grammar to pronunciation and conversation practice.

As of March 30, 2020, the WCC provides remote consultations only. When we return to our offices, you can find us at E18-233, 50 Ames Street.

For complete instructions about remote consultations, see mit.mywconline.com.

To register with our online scheduler and to make appointments, go to mit.mywconline.com.

On the scheduler, any white slot is an available appointment; any light blue slot is an appointment that has already been taken by someone else; any yellow/orange slot is your own appointment; any dark blue slot means no lecturer is available.

On the scheduler, click on any white slot. When the pop-up window appears, for remote consultations, put a link to the shared Google doc with your paper. Click Save Appointment and it is yours.

You’ll receive a reminder notice the night before the appointment that will remind you of the day and time of your appointment.

In the lower right-hand corner of each day on the scheduler, you’ll see the words Waiting List in small letters. Click on the link to be added to the waiting list for an appointment. Whenever there is a cancellation for that day, you will be immediately notified via email or text. Then go immediately to the scheduler to make the appointment (many others will also receive that notification).

To access the WCC’s many pages of advice about writing and oral presentations, go to cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center