Writing Studio

FAQ

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Q: Where is the Writing Studio located, and what are your hours?

A: The Studio is located in the Academic Success Center on the second floor of the USF Tampa Library (LIB 233). Our appointments are available each week remotely and in-person from Sunday - Friday at a range of times (morning, afternoon, and evening). For more information, see our Appointments page.


Q: How can I schedule a consultation?

A: Options include:

  • visiting Accudemia to schedule in-person consultations;
  • visiting Bookings to schedule remote consultations.

 Q: How many appointments can I schedule per week?

A: To ensure that we can assist as many writers as possible, writers are limited to two appointments per week, online and/or in-person. 


Q: What should I bring to my online appointment? 

A: 

  • All relevant materials associated with your assignment (drafts, feedback, outlines, syllabus, rubrics, assignment sheets, etc.).
  • 2-3 questions about the assignment to discuss with your consultant.

 Q: What types of writing assignments can I bring to the Studio?

A: 

  • course writing assignments (papers, lab reports, outlines, book reports, literature reviews, articles for publication, theses, dissertations, discussion board writing, etc.);
  • professional genres (resumes, CVs, cover letters, personal statements, scholarship essays, etc.);
  • creative writing projects (poems, short stories, essays);
  • digital writing (portfolios, presentations/speeches, PowerPoints, videos, etc.)

Q: What kind of help can I expect from Writing Studio consultants?

A: Our consultants will discuss your assignment with you and ask questions about purpose, genre, audience, evidence, and organization (among others). We will read through the assignment together and help you generate a revision plan. We can also brainstorm project ideas with you and assist with the research process. Each Studio session is tailored to your needs and goals for your assignment. 


Q: Will consultants copyedit my work?

A: Our consultants will not copyedit or write any part of an assignment for a student. 


 Q: Can I receive help on citation styles, such as APA, MLA, and Chicago?

A: Our consultants are happy to assist you with citation practices. Our approach is to model how to properly cite and analyze sources so writers can replicate these strategies. 

We are unable to help with ETD formatting, however. For ETD assistance, please visit the ETD Resource Center in the Office of Graduate Studies.


 Q: Can students registered with Student Accessibility Services receive accommodations in the Studio?

A: 

  • Absolutely. If you would like to request accomodations, please feel free to contact Dr. Kristen Gay, the Assistant Director of the Writing Studio.

 Q: Can I have a consultation for a group project?

A: 

  • Yes. Please note that consultations on group writing projects (i.e., a group is writing one document together) require all group members to be present for the consultation. If you are scheduling a group consultation, you will also need to let the Writing Studio administrative team know (by emailing writingstudio@usf.edu). 

 Q: How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

A: 

  • To cancel an in-person appointment, please log into Accudemia. On the Accudemia home page, click on "View All" under the Upcoming Appointments section. Hover over the appointment you would like to cancel. On the far right side of the screen, a Cancel icon will appear. Click on this icon. You will be asked if you are sure you would like to cancel. Select "Yes," and the appointment will be canceled. It will no longer appear on your home screen. Note: your confirmation email also provides a link to cancel your appointment. To reschedule your appointment, select a different session in the scheduler and create a new appointment. 
  • To cancel an online appointment, please locate the appointment confirmation message you were sent when you reserved your session. Scroll to the bottom of the message. Under "Have a conflict?" select "Change Your Appointment." On the screen that appears, click on "Cancel Booking" or "Reschedule" if you would like to change your appointment time. 

 If you still have questions about our services, please email us at writingstudio@usf.edu.