ESU Academic Support for Distance Students


Emporia State University is pleased to provide you with access to synchronous (aka, live) academic support at our Academic Center for Excellence and Success (ACES), which includes the Writing Center. ACES exists to enhance the academic success of Emporia State students by providing free peer tutoring, writing and research assistance, and individual and small group workshops covering a variety of academic support issues. Students can access this service via Zoom, a videoconferencing service which is provided free to all ESU students. Collaboration through Zoom allows both participants to view and manipulate a screen share, allowing for appropriate, custom, and timely academic support.

Students can access services for the Writing Center and a number of academic subjects. Service and appointment information and hours of operation for the Writing Center can be found here: https://www.emporia.edu/writinglab/hours.html. Check the ACES website here for a list of subjects available for Zoom meetings and to learn more about scheduling an appointment: https://www.emporia.edu/ACES.


Getting Started

  • Set up an Zoom Appointment:

    To make schedule a Zoom meeting with a writing partner in ESU’s Writing Center during regular Writing Center hours, students may email us at ESUwrite@emporia.edu with a copy of the assignment and few times of availability the next day (or on the next day of operation if textual evidence email is sent on a Friday or Saturday) as well as some information regarding the writing project. All emails will be returned within 24 hours of receipt, and meetings will be accommodated as quickly as possible.

    When it is time for the Zoom meeting, a writing partner will host the meeting and you will receive an email with a link to join. It’s that easy! During the meeting, the writing partner will open your text, share her or his screen with you, and you both will be able to view and discuss the text in real time.                                       
  • Contact information:

    ESU’s Writing Center is available for Zoom sessions:

    Sundays 3pm - 8pm (CST)

    Monday-Thursday 10am - 8pm (CST)

    Zoom sessions are not available over breaks, when the university is closed, or during non-regular business hours.

    For more information regarding Writing Center services, please visit their website.


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