Consultations

Do you have an upcoming writing or reading assignment you want to discuss? Do you prefer talking to someone while you brainstorm or outline your ideas? Is it easier to clarify your thoughts in conversation?

A 45-minute Zoom or on-campus consultation might work for you. Just click on the Consultation Request form and follow the instructions to book an appointment with one of our learning consultants. 

Due to limited staffing, the WRIT Center can offer one appointment per student per class weekly. 


What to expect 

After you book an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation of the booking. Please click on the WRIT Center Pre-Session Form in the email and answer the questions to give the consultant a better idea of your assignment and concerns.

    • Virtual appointment
      You will receive an introductory email from your assigned peer consultant with a Zoom link  for the appointment. You may also email a draft of your essay (if you have one) and the assignment sheet to the consultant at any point before the consultation time.
    • On-campus appointment
      Meet the learning consultant at the WRIT Center desk at your appointment time. 

Start of the consultation

At the beginning of the consultation, the consultant will ask you about your assignment, where you are in the writing process, your concerns, and what you feel the strengths and weaknesses of your assignment are. Please have ready your draft (if you have one) or reading text, your assignment sheet, and any other materials relevant to the task.

During the session

During the session, you and the consultant will read through the paper or text together. For a writing assignment, the consultant will first identify higher-order concerns throughout your paper, such as thesis/topic sentence development, paragraph unity, development of support, integration of sources, and meeting the assignment guidelines. Through conversation, the consultant will help you clarify and strengthen your content, organization, and use of sources.

Although we are not an editing service, the consultant may also look for patterns of sentence error and point out at least two types of errors that recur in your paper, with examples of how to find and fix them.  In this way, you will learn how to self-edit on future writing projects. 

At the end of the session, the consultant will review the main points of discussion and give you actions for revision for the next step(s) of your writing process. (You will receive a copy of the consultation form via email after the session.) Our goal is that you will use the consultation to help you revise in a meaningful way.

After the session

After your session, we ask that you fill out our WRIT Center exit survey. Your feedback will help us improve our practices and procedures and better serve you, the Delta student writer. 

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
989–686–9000
info@delta.edu