Schedule your writing center appointment weeks in advance.
High-quality writing requires several drafts to brainstorm ideas, fix typographical errors, select the most appropriate words/phrases to communicate your ideas, organize the structure of your essay, and improve the overall flow. For this reason, I suggest planning a Writing Center appointment soon after you receive your assignment. When I scheduled an early appointment, it gave me sufficient time to complete an outline and enter the session with preliminary ideas that the Writing Consultant and I could work to refine. As you become more aware of your personal writing process, it could also be helpful to plan a few appointments ahead of time so that you have a tentative schedule for completing your essay. If you do have multiple sessions, I recommend planning them with the same consultant for consistency.