The Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center

Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center Spring 2020

To support students and faculty as UK moves to online instruction only for the rest of the spring semester, the UK Writing Center will offer E-Tutoring Appointments March 23 through May 1


The Center is closed during Spring Break. 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm; Friday 10am-3pm; Sunday 7pm-10pm

Contact Judith G. Prats, the Writing Center Director, at to discuss questions about UK Writing Center services, policies, or procedures. If you need immediate assistance, call or text Ms. Prats at (859)559-1162

The Writing Center offers free and friendly help to all UK students, faculty, and staff. We assist with writing, speaking, and multimedia assignments across the curriculum. We offer advice on academic, creative, and professional projects.

 We help clients:

  • begin, develop, and/or review their projects
  • fulfill assignment requirements
  • communicate effectively in specific disciplines
  • document sources fairly and correctly
  • learn and practice academic standards of edited written English
  • develop and polish their writing style

We are committed to helping clients learn editing and proofreading strategies as well as documentation skills.

Clients can schedule one appointment per day.

If you have questions about our mission and services, please contact the director, Judith Gatton Prats, at 


Schedule an appointment online:

To schedule an e-Tutoring appointment, click on a white (blank) space. When the appointment window opens, enter the required information, follow the instructions to upload a file, and SAVE the appointment. 

To attach a document to an existing e-tutoring appointment: 

1.) Open your appointment window.

2.) Scroll down to find the following information: "This schedule supports file attachments. To upload a file to this appointment, click 'Edit Appointment' below." 

3.) Click "Edit Appointment" and find the following:"This schedule supports file attachments. To attach a file to this appointment, use the options below. To view attached files, click the 'view appointment' button to return to the appointment overview. File attachments must be 1MB or less and in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .numbers, .odt, .pages, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .wpd, .wps, .xls, or .xlsx." Upload your file to the appointment by using the "Choose file" button.

4.) In the “Document Title” box, enter a brief title for your document.

5.) Scroll down and click on "Save Changes"

Once you have saved the changes, your uploaded document should appear on the appointment form. Verify that the document is uploaded to your appointment. 

At the appointment time, the consultant will review the document, add comments, and upload the review to the appointment form. In the review, we will provide questions and comments. We will NOT revise or edit your work for you, but we will show you how to revise and edit your work. When the review has been uploaded, you will receive a notification (email/text).

If no appointments are available, you can join the Waiting List. To the right, beneath each day on the schedule you can click on "Waiing List: Date" , and enter the required information to join the waiting list for that date. If an appointment becomes available on that date, you will be notified by email and/or text message. When you receive the email/text, you must log on and try to schedule the appointment. Please note that others on the waiting list are, like you, trying to schedule the open appointment. Whoever schedules first gets the appointment.

To cancel an appointment, open the appointment window, scroll down, and select "Cancel this appointment" and then click "Okay." You can cancel an appointment before the start time of the appointment. 

IMPORTANT! If you are unable to keep an appointment (face-to-face or e-tutoring), please cancel online at least thirty minutes before the start time of the scheduled appointment. For an e-tutoring appointment, if you do not upload a document (and do not cancel the appointment before the start time), we mark the appointment as MISSED. If you MISS two appointments, your account is automatically blocked for the rest of the semester.

Contact Judith G. Prats, the Writing Center Director, at to discuss UK Writing Center policies or procedures.




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For more information, email Judith Gatton Prats, the Director of the UK Writing Center, at


We do not provide copy editing at the Wriitng Center. If you are interested in hiring a copyeditor, you can view a list of editors for hire at the following site: 


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