Not necessarily. Clients can walk-in and meet with a consultant if one is available, although we are frequently completely booked.
Thus, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at least two to three days in advance. All of our sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes, so it is best to come in a little before the hour begins.
As of Fall 2017, the UHCL Writing Center no longer offers read-ahead appointments.
Now, you can have up to five consultations per week. This enables you and your consultant to spend more time on the same text - talking about it together instead of working on it separately before sharing impressions.
Certainly. Our consultants will help you find the resources you need to correctly
document your paper. All consultants are familiar with MLA, APA, and Chicago, but
some are more proficient with one type than another.
We recommend you ask the receptionist for a consultant familiar with the type of documentation you are working with when you schedule an appointment. Or, check Consultant Specialties when making an appointment online.
Because it can be time-consuming and we are not familiar, we do not check citations for you, but we will give you resources and teach you what you need to know to do them yourself.
No. Our policy is to work with the writer to help them improve their writing skills, so we do not per without you being present.
The Writing Center is a learning support center that assists the writer with the writing process through conversation-based sessions, where the consultant discusses your writing with you rather than edits your work.
You sure can. We provide online assistance in several ways:
- We provide a wide assortment of Tipsheets and PowerPoint presentations
- We offer online sessions, which are synchronous chat sessions held in real-time, where you join your consultant online to discuss your project using a chat box and whiteboard. All you need is a computer, tablet, or laptop with an internet connection.