The Online Writing Center

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Who are We?
Our Online Writing Center allows students to meet online in an e-session with one of our graduate consultants.

Our e-sessions mirror our physical appointments by facilitating immediate dialogue that can develop both the student writer and the paper.

Here you can Book an E-session.

E-session Policies

How an E-Session Works

E-Sessions are:

    1. 50 minutes for single sessions, or 100 minutes for back-to-back appointments
    2. One-on-one between consultant and student
    3. Live and synchronous using Google Hangouts video

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How to Begin an E-Session

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Booking in Advance

Students can book e-sessions up to 14 days in advance from the current date. If more time is needed, please contact the Online Writing Center.

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Please be considerate of our services and other students by contacting the Online Writing Center at least 24 hours in advance when you cannot attend your e-session.

Also, being more than 15 minutes late to an e-session without notification is considered a no-show, and the session is forfeited to other students.

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Services and Support We Provide

Our Online Graduate Consultants provide writing support for:

  1. Writing projects across all disciplines, programs, and genres
  2. Academic and non-academic writing projects
  3. Any skill level in writing
  4. Any stage of the writing process e.g. brainstorming, theses, citation, etc.
  5. Improving short-term outcomes (papers), and long-term outcomes (critical reading, thinking, and writing skills)

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Services We Don’t Provide

  1. Reviewing emailed papers: we are not a drop-off service
  2. Proofreading or copyediting papers, but we can guide you in this process
  3. Writing students’ papers or any part thereof
  4. Predicting or re-evaluating assignment grades
  5. Forcing students to implement our consultants’ suggestions

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Technical Difficulties

For issues with wifi connection and audio/video quality, our Online Graduate Consultants are trained to try alternative options. We recommend that you ensure your email address and phone number are entered accurately when booking an e-session.

Please be patient during such issues, and rest assured that you will certainly receive the assistance needed.

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Take-Home Exams

We will only review students’ take-home exams with written permission from the instructor.

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Session Review for Instructors

To end an e-session, we provide a Session Review form that summarizes the session. Students can give this to instructors who require or recommend proof of writing-center visits.

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Requesting an Online Consultant

Yes, you can request a particular Online Graduate Consultant. However, please note that you are not guaranteed to get that consultant if your schedules do not coincide.

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