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Writing Associate Sessions

What to Expect

Whether in-person or online, view your writing associate session as a conversation: be ready to take an active role in your appointment and to answer questions the writing associate has so that your ideas and your voice comes through in your paper. Taking an active role in your session will help you become an independent writer, capable of self-revising and editing future papers on your own.

What to Bring

  • The assignment prompt or directions from your professor and and any other materials you plan to use

  • A printed hard copy of your draft 

  • Your own ideas and questions

Types of Appointments

  • Appointment-based session: Use the link to the online scheduler below to secure yourself an in-person appointment. Just click on an open time slot in the scheduler and follow the directions. Appointments for in-person sessions are recommended and preferred. 

  • Walk-in session: Show up and wait for the next available writing associate. Walk-ins are not advised during mid-terms or finals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of writing can I bring?

You can bring any type of writing to your writing associate session, from research papers, to literature reviews, to poems, to business memos, to resumes and cover letters.

What should I do if there are not any appointments available?

Use the online scheduler to sign up for notifications when a slot opens up on the schedule or show up as a walk-in in case an appointment finishes early.  

What should I do if I need to reschedule or cancel?

Please use the online scheduler to cancel your appointment at least 2 hours in advance.

What happens if I do not show up for my appointment?

If you miss three appointments without canceling in advance, you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment using our online service for the rest of the semester. You can try for a walk-in session, however.

What if I am late for my appointment?

Writing associates will wait 10 minutes and then start accepting walk-in appointments.

Will my instructor know I went to the Writing Studio?

At the end of your appointment, your writing associate will ask your permission to send your instructor an email about the session. It’s up to you whether you'd like to notify your instructor about what you worked on in the session. 



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Hours of Operation

Sunday 5-6 pm

Monday-Thursday 12-1 pm; 6-9 pm

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