Times of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As part of the Writing Center's services, students have an opportunity to submit their writing questions and drafts via the Internet through the Writing Center's Online Services. It's as easy as e-mail!
You may submit a paper at any time, but the request will be processed by the online coordinator during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm, excluding weekends, breaks, and holidays). Because we have a limited number of consultants and hours available for online consulting, STUDENTS MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE PAPER AT A TIME.
Once you have received confirmation that we received your completed form and attached paper, you will get a response in approximately 48-72 business hours from the date you receive confirmation. (Please note: Writing Center Online is not open on weekends, university breaks, and holidays and does not consider that time to be part of the 48-72 hours.)
Before requesting an online consultation, make sure that you can say “yes” to all of the following:
Questions and concerns about citation styles are best addressed during a face-to-face consultation; the online format does not allow us to address your issues fully.
To have an online consultation, you need to send an e-mail containing a completed form and an attached paper in .doc, .txt, or .rtf format (not .wpd). The steps for this are below:
PART ONE: PREPARING THE E-MAIL
PART TWO: THE FORM
Please be specific when providing information or answering the questions; otherwise, your consultation may be delayed while we request additional information.
Highlight this form and then copy and paste it into the body of your email:
***BEGINNING OF FORM***
Please fill out both Sections A and B:
YOUR IPFW STUDENT E-MAIL ADDRESS: @students.ipfw.edu
TITLE OF THE CLASS THIS PROJECT IS FOR (For example: "ENG W131" -- Make sure the department is evident!):
YOUR INSTRUCTOR'S NAME:
YOUR YEAR IN COLLEGE:
Let us know whether you are:
A RETURNING ADULT? YES NO
A MEMBER OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY? YES NO
A MEMBER OF COLLEGIATE CONNECTION? YES NO
IS THIS A REQUIRED VISIT? YES NO
DO YOU NEED A LETTER TO GIVE TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR?: YES NO
Section B--Assignment Information
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT (You are welcome to attach assignments to this email, but we do not have access to assignment descriptions in your Blackboard account):
DUE DATE FOR THE PAPER:
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PAPER?
WHO IS THE AUDIENCE?
WHAT IS THE CITATION STYLE (MLA, APA, CBE, etc.)?
REQUIRED PAGE LENGTH:
CLEARLY MARK NO MORE THAN THREE (3) ISSUES YOU WOULD LIKE US TO ADDRESS (WE CAN ONLY SPEND 50 MINUTES ON YOUR PAPER):
--Developing or strengthening your thesis
--Finding an effective organizational pattern
--Finding, developing, and analyzing evidence
--Writing an effective introduction & conclusion
--Using sources to discuss thesis (paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting sources)
--Citing sources correctly
--Revising for style (flow, focus, topic sentences, transitions)
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO MENTION:
***END OF FORM***
PART THREE: SENDING THE E-MAIL AND ATTACHED PAPER
PART FOUR: CONFIRMATION
Remember, for other questions, you may contact the Writing Center during our business hours:
Learning Commons, Helmke Library 2nd floor
By phone at 260-481-5740
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