Consultations

Please note: Our schedules fill up quickly! Make an appointment at https://fsu.mywconline.com.  You can schedule your consultation up to 7 days in advance.

The Reading-Writing Center provides in-person consultations for both undergraduates and graduates in three locations: the Williams Building (Room 222C), the William Johnston Building (Ground Floor Platform), and the Strozier Library (Basement, Scholars Commons Conference Room 005C). We offer 45-minute, socially distanced appointments. We also provide synchronous, online consultations via Zoom. 

To keep our campus healthy, please note that masks are expected during face-to-face appointments. In addition, we ask that you bring your own laptop or bring 2 paper copies of your project (one for you and one for your consultant). 

Our consultants look forward to talking with you, discussing your work, and answering your questions on any writing from your relationship with language to the use of citations, and everything in between.

Undergraduate Consultations

As undergraduates, you will often first encounter the Reading-Writing Center while taking a first-year composition class. Our consultants, who are all students themselves, are on hand to help and support you through your first experiences of college-level writing. We are happy to talk about every aspect of your engagement with language, writing, and college-level reading.

You don’t have to be struggling to visit us! We can be your sounding board or your first reader; we can help you get started with a project and keep going; we will listen to whatever you have to say about Standard Academic English, writing “rules” and your personal relationship with language, and we will support your decisions about your own voice as a writer. And of course we will also help if you have specific questions – or would like suggestions – about the structure, clarity, and flow of a draft assignment; or about your (or your professor’s) sentence-level concerns around grammar and punctuation. Again, the final decisions will be yours.

Graduate Consultations

We regularly meet with graduate students working on theses and dissertations and other long-form projects such as articles for publication. Ideally, these dialogues become a collaboration that includes input from advisers, so that consideration is given to both form and content as the project develops. We also frequently work with bilingual and multilingual students at the graduate level, addressing the particular challenges of producing a long manuscript in academic English. We are happy to help, not only with the text in hand, but also with strategic approaches to producing your best written work.

 

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