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Schedule an Appointment

The Writing Commons offers three different types of appointments:

  • In-Person Appointments - Use the "Schedule an In-Person Appointment" link  to schedule a face-to-face session with one of our tutors. Your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills by providing you with feedback and resources you need to be a successful writer. Whether you have nothing written or a full draft we can help you!
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) Appointments - Use the "Schedule an Online Writing Lab Appointment" link to send your paper to the Writing Commons. Your appointment will be scheduled with a tutor (if an appointment is available) who will provide in-depth feedback regarding your concerns as stated when you submitted your paper. An OWL appointment does not require you to come to the fourth floor of the library or to be online during the appointment time.
  • Online Google Chat Appointments - Use the "Schedule an Online Google Chat Appointment" link to sign up for an Online Google Chat. Much like an in-person session, your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills. You will not need to come to the fourth floor of the library, but you will need to be on your KSU Gmail account for the duration of the appointment.

Note:  All scheduled appointments are 45 minutes long.

Our appointments fill quickly, so sign up for your session today!

Walk-In Sessions

The Writing Commons allows students to try for in-person walk-in sessions, which do not require a scheduled appointment. When a session ends early, a tutor will be available to work with a student who has come in for a walk-in. This means that walk-in sessions are almost always less than 45 minutes in duration, so we encourage students to schedule appointments to receive the entire appointment time.

Attendance Policy

The Writing Commons has a "no show" policy to encourage in-person and online Google chat attendance. After missing two appointments, students will be blocked from scheduling additional appointments until he or she comes in for a walk-in session. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

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