Appointments

The Writing Center offers a variety of appointments for writers who are both on campus and off campus and at any stage of the writing process. Writers can schedule an In Person appointment to meet with a mentor at the Library or a Phone or Video appointment.

Appointments can be made for 30, 60, or 90-minute periods. A real-time appointment allows questions and comments to be addressed upfront and promotes dialogue between the writer and mentor to produce fruitful revisions.

In Person

Meet with a mentor in the Writing Center, located on the first floor of the LRC. Please bring all materials that may be relevant to the paper (i.e. rubric or assignment sheet) and prepare topics you would like to discuss.

Video

A mentor will email you a link to a Microsoft Teams video meeting right before the scheduled start time of your appointment. You are encouraged to attach your paper and relevant materials to the appointment when scheduling. Attachments can be edited or added after the appointment has been made.

Phone

A mentor will call you at the scheduled time to begin the appointment. You are encouraged to attach your paper and relevant materials to the appointment when scheduling. Attachments can be edited or added after the appointment has been made.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To make an appointment, visit https://lewisu.mywconline.com/ and sign in with your Lewis credentials. Please select the Writing Center’s schedule upon login. Make an appointment with a mentor by selecting an empty white box and filling out the form that opens. Be sure to select the appointment type and appropriate time duration that works best for you. If you select “Phone Appointment,” a mentor will call you at your time of appointment. If you select “Video,” your mentor will email you a Microsoft Teams link shortly before your appointment. Click this link to join the room to meet with the mentor.

EXTENDED PROJECT SUPPORT

If you’re working on a paper longer than 15 pages—or extended projects like theses, capstones, or dissertations—we encourage you to take advantage of our Extended Project Support Appointments. This allows you to submit your draft so that a mentor can read and prepare feedback in advance of your appointment. During your session, you and your writing mentor will decide what issues or parts of the draft to address. You can make this type of appointment by filling out the Extended Project Support Appointment Request Form.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SUPPORT (IN PERSON OR ONLINE)

If you would like to practice your English or request assistance with learning the language, please schedule an International English Support Appointment! You may meet with a mentor in the Library or through a Microsoft Teams video meeting. For a more productive appointment, we recommend meeting in-person. Please schedule an appointment at https://lewisu.mywconline.com/

ONLINE RESPONSE

If you are unable to meet with a mentor for a real-time appointment, you may receive written feedback by completing the form below. However, Online Responses are reserved for papers in the final stages of the revision process and near completion. We also encourage writers to make real-time appointments whenever possible to receive more feedback and to foster conversation about your paper. You can request an Online Response here: https://rebrand.ly/WCOnlineResponseRequest

After completing the form, your paper will be assigned to a mentor who will provide comments using Microsoft Word’s comment feature. Please note it may take up to two business days to receive feedback.

NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?

Call the Writing Center at (815) 836-5427 during normal business hours or email writingcenter@lewisu.edu. One of our staff members will assist you

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