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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 site https://www.warner.rochester..edu/students/academics/writing/ and click the Scheduling System link.
  2. Click the link “My Warner” and login with your NetID – this is the same account you use for Blackboard.
  3. Once you are logged in to the scheduling system, the calendar will display available appointments.
  4. You can click on an open time to make an appointment.  After you make the appointment, you will receive a confirmation email, informing you of the place and time to meet your consultant. Each person is limited to one appointment per week.
  5. At least 24 hours before your appointment, email a draft of your paper as an attachment to warnerwritingsupport@warner.rochester.eduand/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.
  6. If an appointment is listed as a “Drop In” appointment, you do not need to make an appointment.  But you must sign up to reserve the drop-in slot for that particular day. A physical sign-up sheet will be available 30 minutes in advance of the Drop-in Consultations outside of rooms LeChase 207 and 209.

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.