Consultations

A student walking into the writing centerOur consultants work with all WMU students, graduate and undergraduate, who are on campus, at regional campuses , or in distance classes. All writers have different backgrounds, aspirations and projects, and we are used to variety. Most writers seek help in an appointment or drop-in consultation. However, writers may have unique situations that require a different approach and should contact us if they do.

The Writing Center currently offers both appointment and drop-in sessions. Students at regional campuses or who are not on campus may schedule telephone appointments and email us texts they want to discuss with us. 

Drop-in sessions can be effective for quick questions or for times when appointments are booked. We offer drop-ins on a first come, first serve, and they generally last approximately 25 minutes. If writers have longer or involved projects, such as a research paper or thesis, we strongly recommend scheduling appointments.

Telephone appointments and drop-in sessions for students at regional campuses or for those who are not able to come to main campus. In these sessions we try to recreate face-to-face consultation approaches, and students often email us their assignments, papers, rubrics, etc. so that we can understand their needs just like we do in person.