Writing Support

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies supports graduate and professional students' writing development through personal assistance and class presentations.

Email writing support questions to: gradwriting@uiwtx.edu

All Fall 2020 appointments will be conducted online. 

This button will direct you to the WCOnline scheduling portal. Please review the instructions below for further guidance on navigating the writing portal. 

 This button will direct you to the class presentation request form. 

Guidance on Scheduling an Appointment

Steps to create an account 

  1. Go to uiwtx.mywconline.com to create an account. 
  2. Click on Register for an Account. 

Your WCOnline account is separate from your cardinal apps account. You only need to create an account once. All writing consultations must be scheduled through the WCOnline platform. 

How to reserve a time

Once you have an account, you will enter your email and password. Right below these fields you will see available schedules. Click on the schedule you would like to view. 

After you log in, a schedule will appear. To make an appointment, click on a white square and then fill out the appointment form. 

To modify, cancel, or upload a file to an existing appointment, click on your reserved appointment time and choose 'edit appointment.'

How to attend your online consultation

On the day of your appointment, log into your WCOnline account at least five minutes before your scheduled time to upload any documents. When you are ready, click on the 'Start or Join Online Consultation.' 

Once you join the online consultation, you will see a screen with instructions to orient yourself with the features. 

After your session, you will be able to save your whiteboard by choosing the 'Import/Export ' button, or the double arrows on the top right hand corner, and select file type. 

Graduate Writing Resources

Professional Development Specialist - Writing

Lucille “Sia” Achica, M.A.

Ms. Achica attended the University of Hawaii, earning both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Pacific Studies, focusing on Samoans in diaspora in Hawaii and the U.S. She has served as a volunteer member of Hawaii-based Samoan cultural and civic organizations, helping to write for non-profit tax exemption statuses, small grants and college scholarship donations. Sia was also an assistant grant writer, research writer, English writing tutor and English translations writer for Samoan language books and videos, while working for the Samoan Studies Institute at the American Samoa Community College. In addition, Ms. Achica was Pacific Studies Lecturer for both the American Samoa Community College and the University of Hawaii's West Oahu campus.

E-mail: achica@uiwtx.edu

Charita Ray-Blakely, Ph.D.

Dr. Ray-Blakely possesses significant experience in the editorial process including writing, editing, formatting and publishing. She currently serves as an independent editor and has served as associate editor for the International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, assistant and adjunct professor, and is a published author. Dr. Ray-Blakely earned her Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Management with an emphasis in Adult Education from Texas A&M University--College Station. She also holds a dual Master of Arts in Management and Human Resources Development from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

E-mail: rayblake@uiwtx.edu