Frequently Asked Questions

Writing Center: Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-person Writing Consultation
    • 30 minute session where a consultant will work with you one to three areas of weakness you identify in order to help you improve your skills in these areas.
  • Online Writing Consultation
    • 30 minute session where a consultant will work with you one to three areas of weakness you identify in order to help you improve your skills in these areas.
  • In-person ESL Writing Consultation
    • 30 minute session where a consultant will work with you focusing on one areas of struggle based on your not being a native English speaker.
  • Online ESL Writing Consultation
    • 30 minute session where a consultant will work with you focusing on one areas of struggle based on your not being a native English speaker.
  • In-person ESL Academic Conversation Partner
    • 30 minute session to practice holding a conversation in English about various topics in a safe space.
  • Online ESL Academic Conversation Partner
    • 30 minute session to practice holding a conversation in English about various topics in a safe space.

  • No, we will not correct your errors for you.
    • Our goal is to help you become a better writer by learning how to identify and correct areas you struggle in. By simply correcting your errors for you that process cannot occur.

  • Yes, we accept walk-ins; however, to guarantee you will be able to work with a consultant we ask that you make an appointment.

  • This varies from semester to semester based on student needs and consultant availability.

  • Yes and no. There are some Student Success Tutors who are cross trained in Writing Center consultations and can work with you the same as if you were in the Stone Center 230 location.
    • You may make an appointment with the Student Success Tutors through Navigate when you select Writing Center In-person Consultation.

  • Yes, there is a difference. While the consultants and mentors are trained in the same way:
    • Writing Center Consultants work with anyone in the Jacksonville State University Community. While some teachers give credit to or require students for attending Writing Center Consultations, consultations are not typically a course requirement.
    • Writing Studio Mentors work with students in specific classes (either EH 105/115 or EH 106/116) to which they are assigned. Writing Studio Mentor sessions are requirements in order to pass these classes. You will need to make appointments with your assigned Mentor for these to count.

  • Yes, the desktop computers are available for any student to use. You do not have to make an appointment to use them; however, you will need to sign-in and out of the Writing Center.

  • No. Unfortunately at this time we do not have the capabilities for students to print in the Writing Center.
    • Other locations for printing are the second floor of the library in Student Success and the 10th floor of the library.

  • Consultations are 30 minutes long.

  • You are allowed to schedule 2 Writing Center consultations each week.

  • While yes you are allowed to do back-to-back consultations, we do not suggest this for two reasons.
    • Reason 1: This does not allow you time to work on your writing between consultations.
    • Reason 2: This will use-up all of your allotted consultations for that week.

  • No, you do not have to meet with the same consultant every time.
    • While many students enjoy meeting with the same consultant in order to build a rapport with that individual, this may not always be possible depending on consultant demand and availability.

  • Yes, you may choose the best consultation format for your schedule and preferences.