Appointments

  • 1. On-Campus Writing Appointments 

    On-Campus Writing Appointments are for students who would like to collaborate with a writing coach face-to-face about their essay. In this format, you will meet with your writing coach at the University Writing Center, located in Lancer Arms #54 (building next to the Event Center).

    Call 951-343-4349 or click on this link to book a 30-minute appointment with a writing coach.

    BEST FOR:

    • Understanding prompt & rubric
    • Thesis & outline development
    • Essay feedback on draft
  • 2. Online Writing Appointments

    Online Writing Appointments are for students who would like to meet online with a writing coach about their essay. In this format, you will meet with your writing coach via Webex to discuss your essay.

    Call 951-343-4349 or click on this link to book a 30-minute online appointment with a writing coach.

    BEST FOR:

    • Understanding prompt & rubric
    • Prewriting & brainstorming
    • Thesis & outline development

    When you book an online writing appointment, you will receive a confirmation email and a separate Outlook calendar invitation with a Webex link to log in at your scheduled time. Be sure to have prepared any assignment prompt, rubric, and sample to share with your writing coach. 

  • 3. Email Writing Appointments

    An email writing appointment is an easy, convenient way to receive personalized coaching on your writing assignment. In this format, you and your coach will communicate entirely through LancerMail. Within 24-hours before your scheduled appointment, your writing coach will contact you through email. Within 24-hours after receiving the contact email, all you have to do is send your assignment in a .doc file, along with any available prompt, rubric, and samples. Within 24-hours after sending your assignment, your writing coach will email you their feedback.  

    Call 951-343-4349 or click on this link to book a 30-minute email appointment with a writing coach.

    BEST FOR:

    • Essay feedback on draft
  • 4. International Student Writing Appointments

    An international student on-campus writing appointment is for students for whom English is a second-language and, therefore, need extra language support. In this format, you will meet with your writing coach on-campus at the University Writing Center, located in Lancer Arms #54 (building next to the Event Center).

    Call 951-343-4349 or click on this link to book a 30-minute appointment with a writing coach.

    BEST FOR:

    • International students
    • Understanding prompt & rubric
    • Thesis & outline development
    • Essay feedback on draft
  • 5. Graduate Student Writing Appointments

    The purpose of this appointment is to provide CBU graduate students a reader's report from a general academic reader's perspective. In this format, you and your coach will communicate entirely through LancerMail. Within 24-hours before your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email from your writing coach with instructions on how to send your assignment prompt, rubric, sample, and/or draft. Once your writing coach receives your assignment, they will have 24-hours to email you their feedback. Please send your draft in a .doc file so that your writing coach can provide comments in your paper. 

    Call 951-343-4349 or click on this link to book a 30-minute appointment with a writing coach.

    BEST FOR:

    • Graduate Students
    • Essay feedback on draft

    Your writing coach may not be content experts in your particular field. Their emphasis will focus on the clarity and persuasiveness of your writing. They will not be able to copy-edit your assignments for grammar or references. We are in the process of developing editing services in the near future. 

    Please also remember that your writing coach will spend only 30-minutes providing feedback. For larger assignments, consider submitting smaller sections at a time to receive more targeted feedback. Once you receive feedback on a particular section, you can then schedule your next appointment for another section of your assignment. 

    If you prefer to book an on-campus or online appointment with a writing coach, please visit our People page on our website to see which writing coaches focus on graduate students. Then, you can book an on-campus or online appointment directly with them.