The Write Place: Virtual Tour
Check the whiteboard for announcements and upcoming events.
You can also look here to see which writing consultants are currently on duty.
If you'd like to use a computer, just find an open spot and have a seat. Just remember: These computers are for academic use only.
The Write Place does not have a print card system like the Library, so we cannot allow students to print things like websites, research articles, and course information. However, if you'd like to print out a copy of your writing in order to work with a consultant, you can do so here for free.
Feel free to look through our collection of reference materials. The books and manuals cannot leave the room, but you can take as many handouts as you would like.
We operate mainly by appointments. Walk-in visitors are welcome, but there may be a wait. When you arrive for your appointment, your consultant will be ready for you.
When you arrive for a session, get started on your consultation form. Fill in the top lines as best you can, and let us know your assignment and where you are at with it in section 1.
When you work with a writing consultant, it's best to have a printed copy of your work handy so that we can both look through it. If you would like to bring up your document on a computer, this is usually fine as well, especially if you are more concerned with formatting issues than the content of your paper.
In addition to answering whatever questions you have, we go through your paper together to identify problem areas. Section 2 of the session form is where we note specifics. You check boxes in Section 3 of the consultation form: "plans for revision or study." Section 4 has our overall recommendations. We scan this form and send a copy to your professor. If you would rather us keep the session private, check "do not report."