Learning Resource Center: Appointments
How to Schedule a Conference
To schedule a conference, go to My Writing Center Online.
You will then be able to look at the tutoring schedule to find a Writing Assistant and time that best fits your needs. Be sure to remember the name of the WA you schedule a conference with. If you cannot make any of the posted hours, or if all slots are full, you can arrange a possible appointment outside the hours by emailing a WA or firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your availability and the assignment type in your message. Please sign up for appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours if a Writing Assistant is available.
If you have a simple question about grammar that does not require a conference, e-mail it to the Editing Hotline. Write "Editing Hotline" in the subject line and send to email@example.com. Please allow 24 hours during the school week for a response.
What to Expect in an Appointment
- Bring your assignment sheet and draft. If you have not started yet or do not understand the assignment, the WA can work on brainstorming strategies with you. Remember, you can come to the Writing Center at any point in the writing process.
- Be aware of your own concerns or questions about the draft before the appointment. You will work with the WA to establish the goals of the session.
- You and the WA will read through the draft and focus on areas needing improvement. The WA can help with anything from editing techniques and organization strategies to explaining grammar rules.
- The WA will fill out a conference report indicating the session goals and suggestions for improvement. Your professor will receive a copy of this report.