What can my students expect from a Writing Center consultation?

Our consultants will set an agenda with your students on arrival for consultations. Setting an agenda helps focus a consultation on a student’s needs, whether that be topic ideas, thesis statements, organization, research and citation, or other needs. The consultant then talks with the student about his or her writing, offering suggestions and working together with the student to help arrive at ideas for the written work.

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

Online consultations take place via our WCOnline platform. Students paste their written work onto a "whiteboard," and the consultant and student communicate via a chat session.