Graduate Writing Center Terms of Service

By booking an appointment with the GWC, I understand that

  • I must provide my correct contact information so the GWC can contact me for live sessions or send me feedback.
  • I may make up to two 45-minute sessions or one 90-minute session per week, except during busy weeks when I may be limited to one session.
  • Consultants can meet with me and respond to follow up questions during their scheduled hours only.
  • My appointment will be cancelled if I am more than 10 minutes late, do not respond to attempts to contact me, or do not share my paper on time.
  • The GWC cannot work with me on any test, essay exam, assessment, or any assignment for which the professor has instructed me not to use outside help.
  • I need to be prepared to discuss my writing, my goals, and my specific questions.
  • I need to be present for my live online sessions and actively participate in them. If I can't be present for the duration of my live online session, I will either reschedule the appointment for a more convenient time or book a Written Feedback session instead.
  • The consultant will ask me questions about the project and my writing in order to give me better feedback and help me become a better writer.
  • The consultant’s feedback may address whether my writing meets the assignment description/grading criteria or expectations for this genre.
  • The consultant may not be able to go through my entire paper in one session, so I may need to make a follow-up appointment.
  • The writing I share must be my own work.
  • As the writer, I am responsible for making decisions about my writing (including whether to accept the consultant’s feedback) and for making all revisions and edits. I understand that the GWC is not responsible for my writing decisions and will not write, edit, or proofread my paper for me.