We understand that technology demands adaptability. The Writing Center, therefore, aims to be where you are, whenever you need us, in the best ways we can.
Below are a variety of ways in which the Writing Center can assist you as a writer in the world of advanced technology - whether that means you're a student taking online classes, a tech-savvy writer who prefers the computer to the pen, or a private learner who'd rather learn on your own than in a crowd.
Introducing Book It
Introducing our new scheduling software - Book It!
Book It is a scheduling program that allows for easy access to all Knowledge Market services as well as the writing center's email consultation service. This software allows for all of your appointment scheduling, drop-ins, consultation history, and session notes across all Writing, Research, and Speech peer tutoring services to be conveniently located in one place.
Book It allows for you to not only schedule in-person and virtual appointments and have virtual drop-in consultations, but you can easily meet with your consultant at the beginning of your session through simply clicking the "Enter Appointment" button in your Book It account.
Click the Book It button on the right to explore your personalized account and meet with a consultant today!
The Features of Book It
For more information about some of the tools and features that Book It and consultations will utilize, browse through the tabs below or contact us for help with any specific questions and concerns.
Our Online Services
Virtual Knowledge Market
The Writing Center will be accessible virtually during all hours of operation. All GVSU students will be able to connect via Google Meet & Google Docs to work in real time with a consultant on any type of writing or project. In addition to writing support, the Speech Lab and Research Center are also accessible online as part of the Virtual Knowledge Market, meaning that all GVSU students will have virtual access to the full range of Knowledge Market services.
To learn more, you can visit the Virtual Knowledge Market website, or speak directly to a receptionist through clicking the image on the right.
Email consultations, unlike all of our other services, are not synchronous; meaning, writers are asked to submit their papers using our new scheduling software, Book It. Consultants are then given 72 hours to respond with feedback, and the paper is returned to the student with written feedback based on areas of concern highlighted by the writer or based on areas noticed by the consultant during their 1 hour of review/reading time. We ask that you submit one project or draft at a time; once you receive feedback, you are more than welcome to submit another assignment. Log into Book It to submit your project and get started!
For more information about email consultations, click the pic!
Our previous email portal is closed, please fill out an Additional Services Request form or contact Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding access to email support in Book It.
More Virtual Resources
Looking for a quick reference sheet or a handout on how to create citations? Visit our collection of writing resources for help ranging from the writing process, to grammar, citations, formatting, and more! Our writing resources come in a variety of formats including videos, handouts, and illustrations to support a variety of learning styles. Can't find what you're looking for? Visit the resource market for additional self-guided support, or contact us!
The Resource Market is part of Virtual Knowledge Market services and brings together resources from the Research Center, Speech Lab, and Writing Center to provide a wide range of self-guided support. The search bar auto populates with ideas based on your search terms, and resources are designed to be easy to find and use.