- How can a consultant help me?
- How do I get an appointment?
- What if I have to cancel my appointment?
- Can I use the computers in the Writing Center?
- Why do I have to sign in on the entry computer?
- Do you offer online consulting?
- Will the consultant proofread my paper for me?
- What if I need more than 25 minutes?
A Writing Consultant can . . .
- Become the audience for your paper.
- Help you work out an organizational strategy.
- Help you create and focus a thesis or outline.
- Let you know where you might need more development.
- Help you identify grammar patterns or common errors.
- Help you learn to revise and edit your paper.
- Suggest research resources and techniques.
- Help you find answers to your questions.
A Writing Consultant cannot . . .
- "Fix" a paper for you--it's all about working together through the writing process.
- Work on your paper without you present.
- Work with you on your writing outside of the Writing Center.
- Give you answers to homework questions.
- Give you a thesis to fulfill an assignment.
- Discuss the grade you might receive on your paper.
- Write or edit any aspect of your paper for you.
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Sure, you can work on your writing for up to two hours before, during, or after a consulting session. Our staff will help you log on. As always, sign in at the entry computer station beforehand.Back to top
We keep records for planning and funding purposes. The demand for our services helps ensure that we're here to stay.Back to top
At this point, we only do online consulting in special cases that we arrange with particular courses or programs. As a general practice, our consulting sessions are on a face-to-face basis, which allows for more dynamic interactions between you and the consultant.Back to top
The consultant will help you assess the paper and plan ways to address the grammar patterns present in the paper, so you'll be more effective at proofreading and correcting your own errors.Back to top
If your paper is longer than four pages or if you have extensive ideas and questions to discuss, we recommend that you sign up for two slots for a 50-minute session. If your draft is longer than six pages, we recommend that you use our reading block option. For more info about the reading block, visit our Reading Block pageBack to top