The Writing Studio fosters conversation, collaboration, and critical reflection on writing. Open to all members of Vanderbilt’s scholarly community, the Studio provides opportunities to receive constructive feedback from trained consultants and to develop strategies for all stages of the writing process.
Without a written request from the student, the Writing Studio does not share information about consultation appointments with instructors or other inquiring parties. In the event that a written request is made, the Writing Studio will only share the date and time of a completed appointment.
Honor Code Policy
It is the responsibility of each student to uphold the Vanderbilt Honor Code. Additionally, it is each student’s responsibility to determine whether it is appropriate to schedule an appointment for a particular assignment (e.g., a take-home exam or foreign language essay).
Number of Appointments
Undergraduate students may schedule up to three appointments per week. Graduate students may schedule one appointment per week or have one walk in appointment per week. Undergraduate students may also use the Writing Studio up to twice a week on a walk-in basis when consultants are available. Students are never permitted to have more than one session in a day.
Extended sessions for graduate students
Graduate students working on theses and dissertations may make special arrangements for extended sessions with a writing consultant. Requests for extended sessions should be addressed to email@example.com.
If a student is more than 10 minutes late for a scheduled appointment, the appointment may be given to a walk-in client.
In the event that a cancellation cannot be avoided, an appointment should be cancelled at least eight hours in advance out of respect for others’ time. Appointments can be cancelled using the online scheduler; in the case of technical difficulties, please call the Studio at 615.343.2225
After three missed appointments, a student will lose the privilege to schedule appointments for the remainder of the semester. He or she will still be able to use Studio services on a walk-in basis as the schedule permits.