Center for Writing Excellence

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Consultation Expectations and Procedures

Our clients come from a wide range of students and faculty. In other words, consultations are for everyone!

Registration and Scheduling Appointments


Click here to register and schedule an appointment

All clients need to register in our scheduling system before they attend their first consultation. If you are planning to visit without an appointment you may have to wait for an opening, especially later in the semester. Make sure you attend the session you schedule. The system will lock you out if you miss three appointments in a row. If you are locked out, you will need to contact the CWE director to have your account unlocked.

Record Keeping

All consultations are recorded in our system, and a copy of the notes from the meeting are sent to the professor of the course via email. Keep your hard copy of the Client Report Form as verification of the consultation. We cannot notify your professor of your participation if you do not have an account.

In-House and Online Consultations

In-House consultations are scheduled at 30 minute increments; Online Consultations (for students living outside the Shoals region) are scheduled at 1 hour increments. Although you may not use the entire time, you should plan and expect to stay. The more you work, and the more questions you ask, the more you will learn.

Assignment Recommendations

Over the course of an assignment, we recommend a three-visit sequence. Visit the first time to get started on the assignment, visit again for revision feedback, and return one last time to get help with editing and style issues.

Consultation Etiquette

Consultations are opportunities to get educated opinions and advice on works-in-progress. Therefore, consultants will not:

Consultants are never responsible for your grades.

Consultation Preparation

When visiting the writing center for a consultation, please remember to bring:

The more prepared you are, the better your consultation will be!

Consultants can and will address any questions you may have, but if you don’t have a plan for the tutorial, they will tend to:

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Online Consultation Reminders

In addition to the information provided above, Online Consultation clients should note the following:


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Writing Center Hours

In-House Consultations
Spring & Fall:

Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-4:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm,

Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm,

Sun: 2:00pm-8:00pm


Summer I & II:

Mon-Thurs: 12:00pm-8:00pm


Online Consultations
Spring & Fall:

Mon-Thurs: 2:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm,

Wed: 4:00pm-6:00pm,

Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm,

Sun: 2:00pm-4:00pm


Summer I & II:

Mon-Thurs: 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

FOCUS Center Hours

The FOCUS Center is located in Rice Hall.

 

Mon: 6:00pm-11:00pm

Thurs: 6:00pm-11:00pm

 

Schedule An Appointment


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