Inside Linfield - Writing Center

What to expect at a consultation

At the Writing Center, walk-ins are always welcome, but by making an appointment you will ensure the most optimal experience the Writing Center can offer.

You can make an appointment through our website. Any walk-ins will have an appointment created at the beginning of the session.

When you come in for a consultation, you'll sit with a trained student who is eager to work with you. A section of the paper, short story, poem, or etc. will be asked to be read aloud by the client or Writing Center assistant for maximum engagement, learning, and revision. Each session is about 30 minutes long. At the end of the session, a short electronic summary of the session will be filled out by the Writing Center assistant. It will include a short overview of the session and any suggested next steps.  At this time, the Writing Center can customize the document to be sent to the client’s email and any professors as proof of your visit to the Writing Center.

For the Most Successful Visit...

Come prepared.

  • Bring one or two copies of the paper you're working on, preferably printed out, but on your computer is OK, too.
  • Bring your assignment sheet.
  • Bring a willingness to learn.

Don’t wait; our doors are open, and we are excited to help.
By making an appointment early, we can help you brainstorm and revise BEFORE the paper is due! You will benefit much more from a session if you have time to revise and learn rather than rush through the process the day the assignment is due.

Come with Specific Questions:
We highly recommend that you identify a section you wish to work on. If you don’t have a paper yet, then don’t worry we can also help define these ideas by asking a few questions of our own to help you get started!