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Writing Center Closing at 5:00PM on Friday, December 14th

RISE Referrals

RISE recommended sessions are available for students who need additional support in writing fundamentals, such as grammar, punctuation, and paragraph construction. RISE required sessions can also be arranged for students who receive a grade of 69 or below on an assignment so they can work to improve the assignment and cultivate skills for future assignments. To complete a RISE referral, instructors should download the RISE fillable form in Acrobat Adobe Reader. Please download the latest Adobe Reader DC app to use this form. Once complete, the form can be emailed to the Writing Center at


When filling out your RISE referral for a student, please include the following information:

  • The name and ID number of the student being referred.
  • Course and section number.
  • The type of RISE session you would like the student to attend; you may refer students for both services. For RISE required sessions, please specify the assignment you would like the student to improve and check the elements of the paper that you would like to see improve.
  • Instructor’s signature, date of referral, and ABTech email address.


We recommend that instructors notify a student of their RISE referral prior to or in conjunction with your communication with the Writing Center so that they understand what type of RISE session they are being referred for and what areas of improvement you have identified in their writing. This initial notification will also prepare students to receive a phone call from the Writing Center to schedule their appointment(s).

Questions? Call the Writing Center at (828) 398-7218 or email the Writing Center Coordinator.