There are many ways to get help from WC staff:
Face-to-Face Consulting at Two Locations
At our 412 Holmes location, you can make an appointment to sit down face-to-face with a consultant for 45 minutes. To make the most of your time, bring a copy of the assignment you want to work on, any suggestions your professor has made so far on this or other writing, and realistic expectations of what can be accomplished in 45 minutes. Book an appointment here.
At our 136 Snell Library location (behind the Argo Tea), we offer same-day appointments. Sign up for an appointment in person between 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.
We do our best to accommodate all students that want to use our same-day/walk-in services, but there is always the possibility of a slight wait. Grab a cup of tea while you review your paper, until a consultant is free. Appointments are up to 45 minutes, depending on consultant availability.
We now offer asynchronous consultations through WCOnline. Students can upload their writing to WCOnline and an e-Tutor will respond and upload comments within 48 hours after the appointment slot. To use this service, book an appointment and upload your writing – be sure to mention what you’d like the e-Tutor to discuss in his/her comments. For example, “I’d like to get suggestions on how better to organize the structure of this essay. I’m also struggling with logic and argument.” If you have an electronic copy of the assignment (prompt), you should upload that as well; be as specific as possible in indicating what kind of feedback you need. Your feedback can be found by simply logging in to your appointment. You’ll see your e-Tutor’s response!
We ask that once you make your appointment you make every attempt to keep it. After you upload your paper, our consultants are busy providing guidance for your project. However, if you must cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before your appointment slot.
Please note that e-Tutoring is not a proofreading service.
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If you have a busy schedule or live far away from campus, consider signing up for our online (mobile) consulting option. Like in person consulting, this is a real time, 45-minute session with a Writing Consultant. Our online sessions are offered through the WCOnline system; you may book and access your online appointment here.
If you are working on a group project and would like to have your group meet with a consultant, simply have one of your group members book an appointment with us. When you sign up for your appointment, list the group members that plan to attend the session.
We now offer workshops on demand! If you have 10 students interested in getting help on any topic, we will come to you! For more information, visit our Workshops on Demand tab.