E-mail consultations are available during regular business hours. Summer hours for the Writing Center are:
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 E-mail Consultation Service. It's as easy as e-mail!
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 request an e-mail consultation, you will need to send the completed E-mail Consultation Request Form and the assignment you wish to have reviewed in .doc, .txt, or .rtf format (not .wpd). The steps for this are below:
Click on this link to access the Writing Consultation Request Form, which is in the Microsoft Office Word format. You will be able to type your answers into the form and save it, so you can send the form with your paper to our e-mail consulation account.
Please be specific and answer all questions on the form, otherwise your consultation may be delayed while we request additional information.
In your preferred e-mail program, create a new message.
Once you send your e-mail, you will receive an automatic reply from email@example.com that serves as confirmation that we received your submission. Our E-mail consultation coordinator will review your submission during our regular business hours and make sure we have all the information we need to complete the consultation. If we need to contact you for more information, it will delay the return of your paper.
Within 48-72 business hours after you submit your paper (not including weekends, university breaks, or holidays), you will receive a writing consultant’s response from firstname.lastname@example.org. This response will have your paper as an attachment, and will have comments from a consultant inserted similar to what you would have received in a face-to-face consultation. Please note that you cannot see comments on Word documents while using a mobile device. You must open the document on a desktop or laptop computer to see the comments.
Remember, for other questions, you may contact the Writing Center during our business hours:
Location: Helmke Library, First Floor
Phone at 260-481-5740