Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but so much more! In addition to consulting for essays, research papers, and other documents, we also on provide feedback and guidance on presentations, PowerPoint, public speaking, group projects, and anything else writing and communication oriented.
You can always drop by to ask. We consult with students during all stages of the process, from brainstorming at the beginning to refining at the end. It's never too soon to book an appointment with us.
You can always call or e-mail the center directly and we can help you make an appointment if necessary.
Absolutely. We welcome drop in visits at any time. If there are consultants available, we can work with you right away. If there are scheduled appointments ahead of you, you may need to wait until a consultant is available.
If students need to cancel an appointment, they must do so on TutorTrac at least 24 hours before their appointment is scheduled to start.
If you need to cancel an appointment less than 24 hours in advance, please contact us by phone or in person. The online system locks students out from making changes after that point, but we can still make changes for you.
On occasion, we will cancel sessions due to frequent cancelations or tardiness by students, requests of tutors, or other extenuating circumstances.
No, we ask that you visit only once per week. In select cases, however, a second visit may be necessary. Check with your consultant to see what options are available or needed.
- Your assignment sheets
- Your project materials
- Your notetaking utensils
- Your wonderful self (and any teammates that are interested)
Sessions are 30 minutes each.
All consulting sessions are for undergraduate and graduate students only. No sessions are currently offered for faculty, staff, or post-docs.
Unfortunately, you cannot reserve a consultation with your class instructor. Other consultants will be available for you. You should speak to your instructor about visiting them during office hours.
No, consulting sessions are free of charge.
No. Consultants are not copyeditors. They are here to help you learn strategies to become a better communicator overall, not to "fix" your project. If you would like someone to edit your paper, we can put you in touch with professional proofreaders.
Hours and Location
Our Summer 2019 Hours are:
- Mondays - 11 AM to 6 PM
- Tuesdays - Thursdays - 9 AM to 6 PM
- Fridays - 9 AM to 3 PM
We are closed for student holidays (Labor Day, Fall Recess, Thanksgiving, etc.).
If you have an appointment, are waiting for a consultant, or want to finish up some work after a session, you are more than welcome to hang out in the Naugle CommLab. We strive to have a good atmosphere!