SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

The Writing Commons offers three different types of appointments:

  • In-Person Appointments - Use the "Schedule an In-Person Appointment" link to schedule a face-to-face session with one of our tutors.  Your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills by providing you with feedback and resources you need to be a successful writer.  Whether you have nothing written or a full draft we can help you!
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) Appointments - Schedule an Online Writing Lab Appointment to send your paper to the Writing Commons.  Your appointment will be scheduled with a tutor (if an appointment is available) who will provide in-depth feedback regarding your concerns as stated when you submitted your paper.  An OWL appointment does not require you to come to the fourth floor of the library or to be online during the appointment time.
  • Online Google Chat Appointments - Use the "Schedule an Online Google Chat Appointment" link to sign up for an Online Google Chat.  Much like an in-person session, your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills.  You will not need to come to the fourth floor of the library, but you will need to be on your KSU Gmail account for the duration of the appointment.

Note: All scheduled appointments can last up to 45 minutes.  Walk-in sessions are worked in around our scheduled appointments, and may be considerably shorter.  To assure a 45-minute session, please make an appointment.

Note: If you cannot make it to your appointment and withdraw yourself from your sessions within 24 hours of your session the scheduling system will mark you as a No-Showwhich cannot be undone.  This is due to the scheduling software that we are unable to change.  To avoid this, withdraw yourself a day or two before your session, or call the Writing Commons (330) 672-1787 and one of our Office Assistants will withdraw you with no penalty.  

Note: Your tutor may be observed for training and professional development purposes by another member of our staff during your session.  If you have questions or concerns about this practice, please contact our Director, Jeanne R. Smith, at jrsmith3@kent.edu.


Our appointments fill quickly, so sign up for your session today!


WALK-IN SESSIONS

The Writing Commons allows students to try for in-person walk-in sessions, which do not require a scheduled appointment, even when all our sessions are filled.  When a tutor's session ends early, the tutor will be available to work with a student who wants to be worked in as a walk-in session.  This means that walk-in sessions are almost always less than 45 minutes in duration, so we encourage students to schedule appointments to receive the entire appointment time.


ATTENDANCE POLICY

The Writing Commons has a "No Show" policy to encourage in-person and online Google chat attendance.  A writer will be marked as a "No Show" if they are late by 10 minutes or more, in order to give other writers a chance for Walk-In appointments. If you know ahead of time you might be late, contact the Office Assistant at (330) 672-1787 or at writing@kent.edu to notify him or her, and your tutor will still be able to work with you for the remaining time.   After missing two appointments, students will be blocked from scheduling additional appointments that semester. However, students can still work with tutors on a walk-in basis. Please contact us at (330) 672-1787 or at writing@kent.edu if you have any questions about this policy.

Note: If you cannot make it to your appointment and withdraw yourself from your sessions within 24 hours of your session the scheduling system will mark you as a No-Showwhich cannot be undone.  This is due to the scheduling software that we are unable to change.  To avoid this, withdraw yourself a day or two before your session, or call the Writing Commons and one of our Office Assistants will withdraw you with no penalty.  

Schedule an In-Person Appointment  

Schedule an OWL 

 Schedule a Google Chat

   Attendance and Late Policies