What to Expect

 Write Place offers FREE peer-to-peer writing support to students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Consultants are students like you! They are competent and passionate about writing. They are helpful, ethical and respectful of you as a writer.You can visit the Write Place as soon as you receive your assignment for help brainstorming ideas. You can visit us after you have completed your first draft. You can come by for feedback on your final draft. Feel free to stop by the Write Place as often as you like.

  • Bring your assignment sheet and a hard copy of your paper.   Also, please be prepared to provide us with your student ID number when you arrive.
  • Most sessions last approximately 30-50 minutes. You will be greeted by a Customer Service Assistant who will introduce you to a writing consultant
  • You can then share your concerns about your paper with the consultant.
  • The consultant will invite you to read your paper aloud, pausing from time to time to discuss both strengths and weaknesses in the writing.
  • The consultant will NOT write on your paper. Please be prepared to take notes on your essay as you work with the consultant.
  • This is a writing consultation, essentially a conversation about your writing. So, be prepared to talk! Sharing ideas and working together with the consultant will ensure the best possible paper.
  • At the end of your session, the consultant will review the main actions you can take to further improve your paper. You are welcome to come back to the Write Place for another consultation session.

Please keep in mind our mission; we do not proofread or edit papers. Since consultants are not instructors, we cannot predict or “promise” a grade. It is always best to directly discuss the assessment of your writing with your course instructor.

FAQ

IS THE WRITE PLACE JUST FOR ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS?

No.  You can bring any writing assignment from any course. Any type of writing can be brought to a consultant.  Write Place consultants can address writing assignments from all disciplines including a Biology lab report, a business marketing plan, or an English research essay.  Creative writing can also be addressed as well as essays for graduate school applications.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES I COME TO THE WRITE PLACE?

There is no limit to how often you leverage the service.

CAN I DROP-OFF MY PAPER FOR REVIEW?

No.  During a consultation, you work one-on-one with a consultant.  We do not “fix” essays; we work with you to help you improve your writing and your skills as a writer. We do offer an online options if you would prefer to receive comments electronically. Check out the  Digital Drop-Off service. 

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR A SESSION?

It is a good idea to have some questions in mind about your writing.  What are you most concerned about?  What do you hope to get out of the consultation session? It is also helpful to bring a hardcopy of your paper and the assignment sheet or writing prompt provided to you by your instructor.  You will be asked for your student id number when you arrive.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A DRAFT OF MY PAPER YET?  CAN THE WRITE PLACE HELP ME?

Absolutely!  It is always helpful to brainstorm ideas with another person.  This is an important part of the writing process, often referred to as pre-writing.  Writing consultants are happy to help you generate ideas for your paper and share with you some writing strategies.

WHAT ASPECTS OF WRITING CAN CONSULTANTS HELP ME WITH?

Writing consultants can assist with nearly any aspect of writing including organizing ideas, developing a thesis, clarifying or expanding points, developing evidence, following MLA or APA guidelines, and grammar.  Since consultants enjoy writing, they will often give you tips on how to enhance your writing process.

CAN THE WRITE PLACE PROVIDE ME WITH ADEQUATE LAST MINUTE HELP?  WHAT IF MY PAPER IS DUE IN A FEW HOURS?

It is best to come to the Write Place in advance of your paper’s due date.  This ensures that the consultant can spend enough time to address your concerns.  Consultants will do their best to work with you given any time limitations.

CAN A CONSULTANT PREDICT MY GRADE?

Write Place consultants strive to improve your writing. Write Place consultants are not instructors; they will NOT predict or guarantee what grade you will receive. Please talk directly with your instructor for an assessment of your writing.

Contact Us

Write Place

Roesch Library 1st Floor 
Knowledge Hub 

937-229-4270