Klooster Center Open for the Fall Semester

As of Tuesday, September 6, the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing will be open for the fall semester. We’re looking forward to working with Hope College students on all of their writing at any stage in the writing process.

Our regular hours this semester will be Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sundays we will also be open from 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This semester we’re also excited for several new Klooster Center updates!

First, the center has a fresh, new look so please come check us out in Van Wylen Library.

Also this semester, the Klooster Center will begin using a brand new platform for scheduling appointments called WC Online. This new system will make it easy for students to choose times that work for them and tutors with experience that matches their needs. This new system will also allow us to develop an archive of our interactions with students. We’ll know what they worked on each time they visit so that we can better help them develop their knowledge and skill as writers over time.

Find our new scheduling system at hope.mywconline.com. All students will have to register one time on the site to create a new account.

Once students are registered, they will be able to click on any of the white spaces that signify open appointment slots. If they choose to, they can also scroll through the focus options on the top of the page and find appointment slots with specific writing focuses. Once students select an appointment slot, they can choose to schedule either a 30-minute or 50-minute appointment.

From there, students complete the rest of the form, attach a file (if they have one to share) and they’re done! Their writing tutor will have access to the student’s information and will meet them at the appointment time.

This new system will also make it easy for us to communicate with faculty about the student’s work in the center.

Remember that the Klooster Center tutors can help with any student writing at any stage in the writing process—from analyzing assignments to final editing.

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