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FAQs

Connect with me virtually!

How do I make an appointment for a writing consultation?

Email Laura Miller at miller.9363@osu.edu Laura is typically available between 8am – 5pm Monday thru Friday.

How long is each appointment/consultation?

30 minutes to 1 hour

How many appointments can I book per week?

Typically, one. However, the consultant will make exceptions based upon schedule availability.

Will someone proofread or edit my paper during the session?

No. The consultant is not a proof-reader or editor. However, she can help you better proof-read or edit your paper.

What happens during a writing consultation?

During the one hour (or less) appointment, the consultant will review your work with you, offer strategies for improvement, and help you “talk out” ideas for your writing. Topics for discussion could include issues of grammar/syntax, structure, organization, or clarity of argument and the appointment can take place anytime during the writing process.

Where do I meet with the writing consultant?

Connect with Zoom, chat, or email -- your choice!

What should I do to prepare for a writing consultation?

  1. Select the piece of writing you’d like to be reviewed. Keep in the mind the session is only an hour. For example, it’s highly unlikely your entire thesis could be reviewed.
  1. Think about what specific concerns you have for your piece of writing. Do you need help organizing your ideas? Have questions about grammar? Want to make your paper flow more smoothly? Where do you want the consultant to focus?
  1. Bring a copy of your writing – both paper and electronic copies are acceptable to work with.