Online Submissions

If you can't get make it to an in-person writing consulation, we offer an online submission form where you can attach a draft of your paper and receive written feedback from a consultant within two business days.

Your paper will be emailed back to you with comments typed in the margins, using the Microsoft Word Review tool. Each comment is line-linked to a specific area in your paper with suggestions for revision, development, or clarification.

Online review process

    1. After reading your paper, the consultant will greet you in an opening comment and write a note that outlines a plan for the consultants's online comments.
    2. The comments will generally focus on two or three greater needs throughout your paper, such as thesis/topic sentence development, paragraph unity, development of examples or descriptive details, integration of sources, explanation of reasoning and meeting assignment requirements.
    3. The consultant may also look for patterns of sentence errors such as comma splices, run-on sentences, and other issues that interfere with the clarity of your writing.  While we don't proofread or identify every error in your writing, we can point out at least two types of recurring errors in your paper, with examples of how to find and fix them.
    4. Once you have revised, you are welcome to submit again for further feedback.

The goal is that you will use these comments to help focus your revision work in a meaningful way and learn to recognize your own errors so that you can become a more proficient self-editor.

How to submit online 

    • Click on the Online Submission Form
    • Fill out the requested information about name, course, and assignment
    • Attach a copy of your assignment guidelines or write out a brief description of the assignment
    • Choose up to three specific areas to select for your online help session
    • Attach your paper—must be in one of these formats: .docx / .doc
    • Click "submit"

Submit your writing

How to receive your review

    • A link will be returned to you via your Delta email within two business days
    • Click on the link to return to your original form
    • At bottom of form there is a link to your returned paper
    • Download your paper and save a copy
    • In Microsoft Word, enable editing, select the Review Taskbar and click on "Show Comments"
    • You can also print your paper, and the comments should appear in the right margin

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710