During a writing consultation appointment, you will meet one-on-one with an Academic Writing Specialist (AWS). Appointments can last up to 40 minutes and are designed to assist you in all stages of the writing process. Writing consultations can help in the following areas:
Please note, the Academic Writing Center does not provide copy-editing services. An AWS will not edit and return a draft to identify mistakes.
Faculty and staff may also request consultation sessions, although student support is prioritized during the first (pilot) year of the Academic Writing Center.
Writing groups are invaluable in providing accountability, peer-support, and productivity to the writing process. If students, faculty, or staff need assistance in creating a writing group or support for your existing group, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can assist your group by:
If you are a professor or staff member who would like an Academic Writing Specialist (AWS) to conduct a workshop on writing for your class, please let us know. We have a variety of general brownbag topics on writing, or we can create a workshop for the specific needs of your class.
Sample Brownbag topics:
In addition, the AWS can also assist you with the writing components of your course. For example:
Brownbags and webinars are designed to cover general topics related to writing. However, if you have a specific writing topic that you need covered for your class, student group (a minimum of 3 students is required), or writing group, please let us know and we can customize a writing session for you. Here is a list of available topics for a brownbag session: