During your 50-minute appointment, you will meet one-to-one with a trained writing consultant. You should expect the session to be very interactive, as your consultant will engage you in conversation about your ideas and writing. Consultants serve as supportive and effective readers and help you to think about big-picture concerns like style, argumentation, and clarity. Often, consultants also suggest or initiate writing exercises and activities to help you with specific writing strategies and revision. Keep in mind that the goal of an appointment is not only to help you with a particular assignment, but also to strengthen your writing skills.
What to bring to your appointment
Wherever you are in the writing process, come prepared to discuss your writing project. If you make an appointment for help with brainstorming, for example, do the appropriate reading and gather all related materials or notes on your topic and assignment. If you are working on a draft, bring it in whenever you feel stuck or want feedback. And if you have a final draft, come with an understanding that your consultant might suggest strategies for further revision.