Writing Studio


Question Summary: 

 Question and Answers

Q: How do I schedule a consultation?

A: Options include:

  • in person: stop in the Writing Studio, located on the second floor of the USF Library during regularly scheduled Writing Studio hours
  • over the phone: call the Writing Studio at (813) 974-8293
  • online through Accudemia:
    • Log-in to Accudemia using your normal NetID and password
    • On the left, under "Center Attendance," hover over "Appointments."
    • Select "New by date."

 Q: How Many Appointments Can I Schedule?

A: Writers are limited to one appointment per week. Please e-mail writingstudio@usf.edu to request multiple appointments. 

 Q: What Should I Bring to my Appointment?


  • Bring all relevant materials (drafts, feedback, rubrics, assignment sheets, etc.).
  • Fill out the Pre-Appointment Form (available at the front desk when checking in for your appointment.

 Q: What Writing Project can I Bring to the Writing Studio?


  • papers, lab reports, articles for publications, theses, dissertations, discussion board writing/writing for the web
  • resumes, CVs, cover letters, personal statements, scholarship essays, grant writing, tenure portfolios
  • digital portfolios, presentations/speeches, PowerPoints, or other digital "writing."
  • the writing, reading, and English Language Skills/English sections of the GRE, FTCE, TOEFL, and GKT

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


  • While consultations will not focus EXCLUSIVELY on Writing Styles, during the course of a session, consultants will work with the writer to model how to problem solve these questions.
  • Please visit Lynda.com (visit my.usf.edu and hover over "Learning & Teaching Tools") for video tutorials on writing style formatting assistance.
  • ETD assistance, please visit the ETD Resource Center in the Office of Graduate Studies.

 Q: Can Students with Disabilities get accommodations in the Studio?


  • For writers who are registered with SDS, the Writing Studio provides reasonable accommodations in line with SDS recommendations.
  • Please contact a coordinator to set up an accommodated consultation.

 Q: Can I Have a Consultation on a Group Project or Exam?


  • Consultations on group writing projects (i.e., a group is writing one document together) require all group members to be present for the consultation.
  • All consultations on exams must be pre-approved by your instructor. The instructor must email the Writing Studio and/or call and speak to the Assistant Director or a Coordinator to give permission before the consultation can begin.
  • Even if an instructor has provided permission in course syllabi to have consultations on exams, the instructor still needs to contact the Assistant Director or a Coordinator.

 Q: How do I Cancel or Reschedule My Appointment?


  • Appointments must be cancelled by phone (813) 974-8293.
  • at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise it will count as a "missed" session.
  • After 3 missed appointments, writers may lose their Studio privileges for the remainder of the semester.

 If you still have questions that need answered please send an email to writingstudio@usf.edu or call us at 813.974.8293.