Schedule a Consultation

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Consultations by video or email

The Writing Center’s WCOnline platform allows you to book consultations with our staff by video or email. There are three calendars on the platform which can be accessed by a drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Schedule a Consultation

Writing Center Online

For a live video chat about your writing or reading, select the main calendar, Writing Center Online. Schedule a 45-minute consultation at any stage in your writing process: to brainstorm, organize, revise, or reflect on your writing. You may book an appointment up to 21 days in advance. 

At the appointment time, log back into WCOnline, select your appointment block, and click on "Join Online Consultation" to launch the Zoom meeting. Please have your writing prompt and your work-in-progress (draft, notes, or outline) in a shareable form (such as Google Docs). Alternatively, please upload your materials in the WCOnline appointment form.

To discuss a draft longer than eight pages, please schedule two appointments and share your draft with the writing associate before the first appointment. The two appointments do not need to be successive and you do not need to attend the first appointment.

Public Speaking

Meet with the associate in public speaking, Susan Daniels, to plan, revise, and rehearse your presentation, or to learn strategies for relaxing and gaining confidence in front of a live audience. To schedule a consultation, choose the Public Speaking calendar in the WCOnline schedule. Alternatively, you may email Susan directly to arrange a time not offered on the calendar.

Email Consultations

If you prefer email, you can schedule an email consultation on the Writing Center Email calendar. On this page, you’ll find consultation slots listed by dates and the writing associates’ names. Select a slot on the day you wish to receive a response (between one and 21 days in advance).

On the day of the email appointment, share your documents by 8am to receive a reply by 5pm. Materials received after 8am may receive a delayed response, so we encourage you to share materials the day before if possible.

You may share files by uploading documents (.docx or .pdf) to the appointment form or by email (attachment or Google Docs) directly to the writing associate.

The three documents required for email consultations are:

To discuss a draft longer than 8 pages, please book two slots. Drafts longer than 25 pages in length must be arranged on a case-by-case basis (contact the associate directly).

If you have any questions about the Writing Center or the WCOnline platform, please contact director Jessica Kem.