Writing Consultations

Types of Consultations

We offer three types of consultations at the Writing Center:


Online Consultation


Consultants and clients meet online, usually via the appointment software WCOnline, using a webcam and microphone.


eTutoring Consultation



Clients attach their work to their appointment in the appointment software WCOnline and receive feedback within the hour of their scheduled appointment.


Face-to-Face Consultation

Offered in Summer 2022 on a limited basis. Consultants and clients meet face-to-face, in-person in the Writing Center. 


Schedule an Appointment

The Writing Center uses the WCOnline scheduling system to manage its appointments.

Here are some things to know about online consultations:

  • You will need a microphone and camera to communicate with the consultant during the online session.
  • You can work on one paper per appointment. If the paper is longer than 8 pages double spaced, please indicate which sections the consultant needs to focus on.
  • Make sure that your phone number and email address are updated in your WCOnline profile, if the consultant needs to reach out to you due to technical difficulties.
  • Consultations are 50 minutes long.

Here are some things to know about eTutoring consultations:

  • You will not need to be present during that appointment to receive feedback. For example, if you schedule an eTutoring appointment at 2 pm, you will receive written feedback on your paper by 3 pm.
  • You can submit one paper per appointment. If the paper is longer than 8 pages double spaced, please indicate which sections the consultant needs to focus on.
  • You will receive summary feedback for your paper that can guide your revision as well as some in-text comments on specific passages. Please be advised that consultants WILL NOT change any of your paper, but will give you feedback on how to revise your draft.
  • Make sure that your email address is updated in your WCOnline profile.
  • You will need to submit your paper as a word document. We will not accept PDF files.
  • You will need to submit assignment instructions or some guidance on what your paper needs to accomplish either as a separate document or copy and paste them into your draft (please mark them clearly for us!).
  • Since consultants will have 50 minutes to review your work, you can expect to have up to 6-8 double spaced pages reviewed.

Consultation Services

What types of writing do we review?

  • Coursework
  • Research paper
  • Master's thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Journal article
  • Abstract
  • Grant proposal
  • Resume
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Personal statement
  • And many more!

What kind of help can we offer?

  • Critical reading of your written work
  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining
  • Drafting
  • Revision
  • Crafting an argument
  • Incorporating sources
  • Self-editing strategies
  • Multilingual writing strategies
  • APA citations and format
  • AMA citations and format
  • And much more!