What can I expect from a Writing Center consultation?

At the start of your consultation, the consultant will work with you to establish an agenda. This helps keep the consultation focused on your needs, whether that be topic ideas, thesis statements, organization, research and citation, or other needs.

The consultant then chats with you about your writing to help you engage with the assignment (if you have come because of a particular assignment) and meet its requirements by using critical thinking and collaborative learning strategies.

Face-to-face consultations typically last 30 minutes (though 60-minute sessions are also available); online sessions typically require 45-60 minutes.