Individual Consultations

1-to-1 Consultations

Graduate students can use our scheduler to make an appointment. Please keep in mind that:

Tips for your Session

The following strategies may help you have more successful sessions with achievable goals.

  1. Consider a realistic goal for a 45 minute session. For example, this might include how many pages you’d like to go over and distinguishing between macro discussions (about structure) and micro discussions (about grammar and vocabulary). Typically, for big-picture discussions, you can cover more pages during a consultation. For closer looks at grammar and vocabulary, you might only be able to comb through a few pages.
  2. Schedule multiple appointments with the same tutor. Our appointment system will not allow you to book two appointments on the same day. If you would like to schedule two appointments back-to-back to have an extended session, please contact the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at least one week in advance. This exception is only for clients who are bringing in a draft of a dissertation, thesis, or manuscript, and it is subject to the availability of our tutors.
    Note: during concurrent sessions, tutors may request a 15 minute break after the first 45-minutes, or they may end the session at 90 minutes.
  3. Bring in mentor texts. Mentor texts are clear examples of a certain kind of writing; we look to them to teach us the style and form of a genre. For example, if you are drafting a manuscript for a journal in your field, bring in an example of an article in that journal so that your consultant can see a model of what you’re trying to write. If you’re not sure where to find a mentor text, ask your advisor or another professor/professional in the field.

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