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Writing Coach Submission Drop Box

Submitting an Assignment to the Writing Coach Drop Box

Writing Coach Drop Box

Drop Box Student Manual

Before Submitting Your Assignment

  1. Empty your browser’s cache to remove usernames and passwords from other sites from your browser’s memory. This is the number one reason students have problems uploading. If you don’t know how to empty your cache, visit Information Technology Division’s website and check the instructions for your browser.
  2. Make sure your file name has no non-alpha-numeric characters (%^, etc.) in the file name.
  3. Make sure the file has a .doc or .txt extension.
  4. Make sure that the file is not over 1MB in size and has no photos or graphics in it.
  5. Ensure that your file name is formatted using the course name and number, your last name and an extension to indicate a Word or text document:
    e.g. ENGL255Bondoc.doc

To Submit Your Assignment

Follow the link to Drop Box to bring up the Write Site Coaching submission form and fill in all the requested information, including the assignment details and two or three concerns about your writing. Please use the email address you would like to have your paper returned to. If you are a PLAR student, please enter PLAR123 as the course number.

When you have successfully submitted your assignment, you will receive a confirmation email, within minutes. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email, your upload has not been successful and you should contact the Write Site Coordinator for support.

A Few Other Things to Remember

For questions about documentation style, you must let your coach know which style (e.g. APA, MLA, etc.) you're working in. If you are unsure, please contact your tutor or instructor for more information.

Turn-around time for Write Site coaching is 3-business days. Business days do NOT include weekends or statutory holidays.

In 3 business days, you will receive an email from Write Site Drop Box, with your assignment attached. If you do not receive your assignment within 3 business days, please contact the Write Site Coordinator at

Updated January 09 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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