Writing Studio

Policies

What Writing Projects Can I Bring to a Consultation?


Writing consultants look at a wide variety of writing. Consultations can be used for brainstorming/soundboarding (so some sessions may not address any writing but address pre-writing instead). Consultations also look at all disciplines of writing, including research papers, lab reports, articles for publications, theses, dissertations, discussion board writing/writing for the web, and much more. Additionally, consultations can address professional/academic documents, such as resumes, CVs, cover letters, personal statements, scholarship essays, grant writing, tenure portfolios, etc. The Studio also offers multimodal consultations, meaning consultants can work with clients on digital portfolios, presentations/speeches, PowerPoints, or other digital "writing." Clients can also receive help on test prep, especially the writing/English sections of the GRE and the GKT (note that for test prep sessions, clients should plan on bringing in their own materials).

What Help Can I Receive on APA, MLA, or Other Writing Styles?


The Studio does not offer consultations on digital literacies, that is, formatting in processing programs like Word (including APA, MLA, and other writing style formatting as well as ETD formatting). For writers who bring in writing style formatting questions, writing consultants will point the writer to resources and model how to problem solve these questions. Writers are then expected to be able to conduct these problem-solving strategies on their own independent of the Studio. Please visit Lynda.com (visit my.usf.edu and hover over "Learning & Teaching Tools") for video tutorials on writing style formatting assistance, or, for ETD assistance, please visit the ETD Resource Center in the Office of Graduate Studies.

What Should I Do to Prepare for a Consultation?

How Many Appointments Can I Schedule?


Appointments are limited to one appointment per week, available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may schedule an appointment up to two weeks in advance. Additionally, please note the following:

Can I Have a Consultation on an Exam or Group Project?

What Happens If I Can't Come to My Consultation, and I Need to Cancel and/or Reschedule?