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Writing Support Services


Our Upcoming Workshops



Our Mission
The mission of the Warner School Writing Support Services is to create a supportive atmosphere for dialog about the writing process. Our consultants are readers engaged in students' writing, and offer a non-directive, responsive approach to providing students with the strategies needed to learn productive habits in all stages of writing.

Our Views on Academic Writing
We view academic writing as a social practice, meaning that academic writing is part of the cultural practices of the academic community. The different modes we write in (argumentative, reflective, analytical, etc.) and the conventions we use (literature reviews, citations, etc.) are ways that we negotiate membership into that community.

We view academic writing as a process. That is to say that the first draft of a piece of writing should not be the final draft, and that multiple revisions are not only acceptable but expected.

In addition to consulting services, we also offer a series of single-topic workshops on selected Friday afternoons. Students and faculty are welcome to drop in on one or more of these workshops, which will be offered both in fall and spring semesters.

Scheduling Information
For the first two weeks of each semester, Writing Support Services will offer limited individual consulting hours. Starting from the third week of each semester, the Writing Support Services will offer regular consulting hours. Visit our scheduling system for information. If all appointments are taken or if none of the available hours work for you, please email the WSS Coordinator.

How to Schedule and Prepare for an Appointment

  1. Go to Writing Support Services scheduling system.
     
  2. Click on "log in" if you already have a Writing Center account. It is different from your NetID. If you don't have an account yet, click on "create a new account", and enter your user information.
     
  3. Once you are logged in to the scheduling system, you can choose either "Select an appointment time" or "Select a consultant to view their availability or make an appointment".
     
  4. After you make an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email, informing you the place and time to meet your consultant.
     
  5. At least 24 hours before your appointment, email a draft of your paper as an attachment to warnerwritingsupport@warner.rochester.edu and/or your consultant's email address. In your email, list two or three aspects of your paper that you would like to focus on during your appointment.

Paid Consulting Services
For information on Paid Consulting Services and other resources, visit our resources page.

Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS)

"Deaf and hard of hearing students may use the Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS) to communicate with consultants during consultations".  The link is http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.html

Contact Us
If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns, please email us at: warnerwritingsupport@warner.rochester.edu. Please do not use this email address to try to schedule an appointment. All appointments must be scheduled using the online scheduling system.

Download the Writing Support Services brochure.