All UWEC students are welcome to schedule live online appointments. In an online appointment, you and a writing assistant will work together in real-time, through audio and the use of Google Docs. Once connected, you and your writing assistant will do the following:
- Discuss your writing assignment and goals for your 45-minute session. You can always schedule a follow-up appointment if you need more time.
- Set an agenda based on your writing concerns at a particular stage in the writing process.
- Talk about your approach and read through a draft.
- Talk about ways to revise your current work and strategies for moving forward.
To schedule an online appointment, request one here and choose our “online” option. At the time of your appointment, a writing assistant will call you at the phone number you provide on your appointment form. Please note that online appointments are available only during our regular CWE hours.
Preparing for an online appointment
You will need a phone (cell phone works) and a computer connected to the internet to do the session. You do not need to have a Google account, but it will help speed setup. Online sessions are best for shorter pieces of writing. And since your document gets reformatted, this method is not effective for questions about formatting or layout.