Scheduling an Appointment for Writing Support

We provide individualized and group feedback as well as guidance on academic and professional writing at any stage of the writing process. Writing consultants can support a variety of writing projects, from research papers to lab reports.

To book an appointment, visit If you are a first time user, you must register in order to start scheduling appointments. when scheduling an appointment, if one is available, the block will be white. Dark blue blocks indicate already booked appointments.

Schedule an Appointment


What to Expect

During consultations we can:

  • Review assignments and/or instructor feedback to help clarify expectations
  • Support you in generating and developing your ideas
  • Provide insight into how to effectively incorporate outside sources, including correct documentation and citation formats
  • Discuss revision and self-editing strategies
  • Set realistic short and long-term project goals and revision plans
  • Offer feedback on applications, résumés, business letters, and personal statements

Preparing for your appointment:

  • Come prepared with access to your writing assignment (e.g., the course assignment prompt) so we can support you in determining expectations and set goals
  • Bring your laptop and materials and/or a printed copy of your work
  • Be prepared to look beyond grammar and proofreading by focusing on higher-order concerns like structure, organization, purpose, logical reasoning, and style
  • At the end of your session, the consultant may support you in creating a revision plan that will continue your work after you leave the Writing Center

The Writing Center will not:

  • Edit or proofread your writing for you, though we will discuss patterns of grammar and usage so you can continue to revise on your own
  • Accept dropped-off papers for feedback
  • Read/respond to papers written by someone other than the writer who made the appointment
  • Read drafts in advance of appointments

Appointment Policies

Appointments: Appointments begin on the hour. The duration of a single appointment is up to 50 minutes, which allows the consultant 10 minutes to write their report and then prepare for their next appointment. Students may make up to two appointments per week. Please try to reserve appointments several days in advance, as the schedule may fill with appointments quickly.

Wait Lists: If the online schedule is full, put yourself on the wait list by clicking on the clock icon next to the day you wish to make an appointment. If there is a cancellation, you will be notified via email.

Walk-in Policy: Students are welcome to visit the Writing Center during open hours to schedule an appointment or meet with an available consultant. If a consultant is not working with a student with a scheduled appointment, walk-ins will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Late policy: When you make an appointment, that block of time is yours. Out of courtesy to our consultants and other students, please arrive on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, that meeting time will be canceled and reassigned to a student on the waiting list.

Cancelations: We ask that you respect the high demand for appointments and cancel any reserved appointments you’re not able to attend 24 hours in advance. To cancel your appointment online, log in to WCOnline, select your appointment, and click “Cancel This Appointment.” Two missed appointments on an account within a semester will prompt our online scheduling system to disable your account. 

What to Expect at Your Appointment