The Writing Studios

Student FAQs

Where is the Writing Studio & When is it open?

Check out our locations & hours:

You can also find more info on our social media feeds:

Can I come to the Writing Studio without an appointment?

Yes! Visit any of our studio locations during our open hours with no appointment!  Learn more about our studio model.

What does the Writing Studio do?

We work with all students on any type of writing at any stage of the writing process. Our studio format means that we have two different ways to work with you. 

  1. No appointments needed! You can drop in during studio hours at any of our three locations and work with one of our consultants as needed. Studio hours are meant to provide less formal support that mirrors real world writing consultation. Our consultants are waiting to collaborate with you! You can remain in the studio space and continue to ask for help as needs arise and as time allows. During Studio consultations, you can work one-on-one with our consultants to brainstorm ideas, begin drafts, revise drafts, or polish finished drafts. We will work hard to help you find your own voice and the writing capabilities you already have.
  2. You can attend one of our weekly workshops for help with writing skills. Check out our Workshop Schedule

Will the Writing Studio edit and proofread my essay?

We will work with you to help you learn how to edit and proofread your own writing.  

For more information on our goals for helping you, read about the Writing Studio Mission.

Can I bring in writing from any class?

Yes! We are excited to work with you on any writing assignment, no matter what class. We will also help you with other types of writing, such as resumes, personal statements, applications, and any other writing you have, though academic writing is our first priority. 

What should I do to prepare for my session?

There are a few things you’ll want to do before coming to your consultation. Please see our Preparing for your Consultation page for details.

What can I expect when I go to Studio hours?

Studio hours provide an opportunity for a quick collaborative consultation. Our consultants will work with you for about 15 - 20 minutes,  and then you can stay in the space and continue to work on your assignment, asking for further help as needed. Because of the number of students we serve, consultants' time may be limited to a one or two 10- to 15-minute consultations. You're welcome to keeping working in the Studio as long as you'd like, though.

Can I just drop off my paper and get it back when it’s fixed?

Because the goal of the Writing Studio is to improve you as a writer (and not just to improve one assignment), your active participation is what makes a consultation successful!  We will work with you to help you gain the skills to edit your own paper. 

Will my professor know that I worked with a Writing Studio Consultant?

Only if you tell them!  We believe that you should be communicating directly with your professors about your writing tasks, so if you want them to know that you’ve come for help, you should tell them. 

What if I have more questions? 

We welcome your questions! Email us: