Q: Why should I request an online consultation?
A: Academic writing, like all professional writing, is purposeful communication. One-on-one consultation with a faculty writing mentor holds the potential to:
Q: What kind of writing might one seek help with?
A: Come to the consultation to receive guidance at any stage in the writing process for help with any type of writing and/or writing-related issue, across the curriculum, with the single stipulation that one must submit a writing prior to the consult. This serves as a place to start and facilitates the consultant’s preparation ahead of the meeting.
Q: Do the consultants provide editing services?
A: Consultants will guide the learner to gain clarity on writing concepts and strategies including grammar, punctuation, and sentence construction. The Writing Center does NOT provide editing services. One might consider web-sites such as Grammarly.com where one has the opportunity to submit one’s writing and receive immediate feedback.
Q: What can I expect from a 30-minute virtual consultation?
A: In a typical consultation, the learner can expect to receive answers to writing-related concerns. In the alternative, the consultant will recommend goals for the session and/or provide guidance in meeting assignment requirements.
Depending on the learner’s individual needs and/or the specific assignment instructions, the consultant might guide the conversation in the direction of: