Distance Learners

Distance Learners (DL)

The GWC is dedicated to providing all students the same level of high-quality service. In normal times, we work closely with resident and DL students. In these times, because our coaches are working remotely, every student is a distance learner.

Our writing coaches support distance learners throughout their academic programs using the same  principles and techniques offered to resident students.

DL students work on their papers and theses with writing coaches via phone, Zoom, or MS Teams. Schedule an appointment in WCOnline; be sure to provide your phone number, or your preference for Zoom or Teams.

Your coach's email will be in the appointment form; email your draft paper and assignment prompt, or a thesis chapter, to your coach in advance for review, preferably a day in advance. Your coach will mark up your document and email it back to you, so you can both refer to it during your appointment. Zoom and MS Teams give the option of screen sharing and document sharing in real time.

Email writingcenter@nps.edu or your coach for more information. For additional guidance, see the Distance Learners' Handbook.