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Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA)

Learning Commons, SRC 2102 | (630) 942-3355 

August 19 to December 8:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

December 9 to December 12:

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance and online speech studio support.

 ****NOTE - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING WRSA POLICIES—NON-COMPLIANCE MIGHT DISABLE YOUR ACCOUNT AND BLOCK YOU FROM THE SYSTEM****

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance provides academic support to all College of DuPage students. Services are available to currently-enrolled students or students preparing for placement tests. Appointments scheduled for students not enrolled for the current semester are subject to cancellation. 

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 Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance. If you have to miss an appointment, please cancel in advance by phone or online to open up the appointment for another client; otherwise, the appointment will be marked as missed. If you miss two appointments without cancelling in advance (“no call, no show”), your account will be disabled for the remainder of the semester and appointments will be allowed on a walk-in basis only.

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Students who are late, 10 minutes or more, for their appointments will forfeit their time slot to walk-in clients or clients on the waiting list. Please call if you know you will be late (630-942-3355).

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 If an appointment is not available at a desired time, students may sign up for the waiting list. If an appointment cancels or is marked as missed, clients on the waiting list will be notified via text or email that a time slot has opened up. The notified client must then log on to cod.mywconline.com and schedule the appointment. If the appointment slot is already filled, someone else also received the wait list message and has already scheduled an appointment. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

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Students may schedule up to 3 appointments of each type (writing, reading, speech, conversation—ELA/ELS) per week, but no more than a total of two appointments of different types per day, across all writing center locations. If a student does have two appointments of different types in one day, the appointments must be scheduled with different coaches.

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 Students that self-identify as having a blue card are allowed 4 appointments of each type per week but no more than one type of appointment per day, across all writing center locations. After self-identifying, the student may be asked to show their blue card prior to scheduling appointments.

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By meeting with a WRSA coach, you acknowledge that your work is your original thinking. If we are uncertain, we will explain what plagiarism is and provide resources to help you understand and learn how to avoid it. The WRSA Coordinator will be notified of this conversation.

 If the authenticity of your writing is questioned again after an initial plagiarism discussion, you agree to sit with a coach and complete the COD Library’s online plagiarism module to clarify confusion regarding citation practices and standards.

If plagiarism is suspected after completion of the Library’s online module, you will lose your WRSA privileges for the remainder of the semester and your instructor may be notified.


Online appointments also available.

 

To learn more watch this online appointment video.

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Receiving unwanted text messages from this system? This system can send appointment reminder and waiting list notifications via text message, but only if a cell phone number and carrier is entered by a client when creating or updating an account on the system.

If you have an account on the system, log in to edit your profile and modify your cell phone preferences. If you do not have an account on this system, it's possible that your cell phone number was entered accidentally. Fill out the form below to remove your number immediately.