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Online Consultation Options

Consultations via E-mail

Students may submit their papers through our e-mail for feedback. Students need to be specific as to what type of assistance they are looking for and when they need the feedback returned. This type of consultation is not as immediate as an in-person discussion, nor is it as extensive. The feedback through e-mail consists of comments in bubbles and links to handouts with suggestions on what issues the consultant is consistently seeing in the writing and possible ways to correct. Please note that the student’s paper will not be returned with all corrections made. Since we are not proofreaders, the suggestions will be there for the student to make the corrections for himself. This is a valuable service for students who need quick help on a specific issue but not recommended for a student who needs more extensive help with several issues.

E-mails are answered Monday through Friday but are not in real-time. Usually questions are answered within 24-48 hours of submission.

(see also: How to Submit Your Paper)

Consultations via Live Chat

Need to ask a question? We offer several ways that students can chat with us in addition to the in-person option. Our Live Chat provides a way to find an answer quickly in real-time. Remember that these questions are addressed only during our open hours Monday through Friday.

Consultations via Skype

Have a computer camera? Students can have a writing conversation with us through Skype. Please e-mail us to set up a time to have a Skype consultation Monday through Thursday 9-6. 

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