Policies and Procedures

In-Person Consultations

If you have a face-to-face writing consultation, we expect the following:

  • Please bring a laptop or have a copy of your writing ready at the start of the consultation.
  • If you are feeling sick, please reschedule your appointment or move your appointment to Zoom. Contact us at english-rwc-ds@fsu.edu if you have any problems making your appointment online.

Using RWC Services

The FSU RWC consults with active students, faculty, and staff for up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours) of appointments per week, with a maximum of 45 minutes on any given day. If a student exceeds those limits, their account will be deactivated.

Registered students have the amount of time for their course (between 30-90 minutes per week) and an additional 90 minutes per week. All appointments over the 1.5 hour limit will need to be made by a RWC administrator.

Appointments

Our schedules fill up quickly. We recommend that you make an appointment to guarantee a meeting with a consultant. You can make an appointment at fsu.mywconline.com.

To make our services available to all students, we limit consultations to once per day and up to two every seven days.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel it online at fsu.mywconline.com to make your time available to others. After three (3) missed appointments, your account will be deactivated and you will need to request reactivation from the director at english-rwc-ds@fsu.edu.

Proof of Consultation

After your consultation, your consultant will record notes of the session. At your request, we can email you a copy of these notes in the form of a client report form. This email serves as your official record of consultation. RWC staff will not sign or otherwise complete any other forms to document your visit.

Editing

The RWC will not proofread and edit for students. Instead, a consultant will work with students to help them learn some skills and strategies to proofread and edit more effectively themselves. If you are a graduate student who needs assistance with Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) formatting, please consult the Graduate School’s formatting guidelines.

Academic Integrity

Writers are responsible for knowing and following FSU’s policies about academic integrity in research and creative activity.

Behavior

The Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio reserves the right to refuse service and/or usage of the facility to any visitor—whether in-person or online—exhibiting signs of rudeness, violence, or aggression. Disruptive visitors will be asked to leave immediately.

Reading-Writing Center consultants cannot take appointments outside of their regular hours. They cannot accept gifts or compensation for writing center services.

Students are expected to abide by FSU’s student conduct code. Failure to do so will result in deactivation of a student’s account and restricting access to RWC-DS services.

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