What's a Writing Consultation Like?

Come to the center during drop-in hours for writing help in any of your GVSU classes! Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. 

To be prepared for your session, it's a good idea to:

  • Bring your assignment sheet with you.
  • Leave plenty of time to revise your work upon leaving the Center.
  • Come prepared with specific questions about your writing.

During your session, the consultant will ask you questions about your writing assignment, goals for the project, and writing successes and struggles. We ask a lot of questions to ensure that the session is focused on your assignment and your individualized needs.

You'll then read through the paper together. Along the way, and certainly after reading through the paper, the consultant will ask more questions to help you think about how you want the paper to develop; the consultant will also give you feedback to your writing. During the session, you and the consultant may use resources to find answers to your questions.

At the end of the session, the consultant will help you to devise a plan for revision. After all, you came to the writing center so you could make your paper better!

Feel free to make a follow-up appointment to come back with a new draft. It's a normal part of the writing process to revise and edit/proofread your paper multiple times. We're happy to help you continue to rethink the paper until you feel you've gotten it right!

We hope you'll drop by and see us soon.

Page last modified February 17, 2011