Most of the student writers we see during our hours come in for a walk-in conference. If one of our writing consultants is free, he or she will gladly meet with you. If not, you can wait on one of our comfortable couches, work at a computer, or peruse our resources. For a guaranteed conference time, you can schedule a conference via email, by phone, or in the Center. We also offer online conferencing, which allows you to submit your writing at your convenience and receive feedback within a timely manner.
What happens during a conference?
During a face-to-face conference, we will
give you a form to fill out for record-keeping purposes;
ask you questions about the writing assignment and about your goals for your writing;
listen as you explain your needs, comments, and questions;
read your paper, brainstorm with you about your ideas, and/or help you locate and use resources; and
encourage you to take control of the conference and of your writing.
For an online conference, we will
review your online submission form, including contact information, comments and concerns regarding your attached work, and any instructions for the assignment;
read your work and respond using comments, questions, and our rubric;
return your work and our feedback via email within the time frame listed on the submission form; and
read your paper, brainstorm with you about your ideas, and/or help you locate and use resources.