Feedback via E-mail
The Writing Center at Anschutz Library and Watson Library locations are now open for the Fall 2015 semester
During the first week of classes, only Watson and Anschutz Library locations will be open for appointments.
Online appointments will open August 31st, for the second week of classes.
Want feedback on your writing but have a complicated schedule? Learn better from written than verbal feedback? Receiving written feedback may be a great option for you. Instead of meeting with a consultant online or face to face, many writers prefer to upload their writing online and receive written feedback from a consultant by email.
Think email feedback is for you? Just decide the specific areas or concerns you want feedback on; send your questions, assignment, and draft through our online form; and wait for our response. It's that easy.
First, make sure you're using a browser that is compatible with our website. We recommend Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
What area of your writing you would like advice on (i.e., your thesis statement, the organization of a particular section, the general sentence fluency, and so on). The more specific your question and the more information you provide for us, the better able we are to help you.
Your paper directly from our Appointment System. You will make an Online Appointment and choose the "e-tutoring" option. Provide the writing assignment or prompt and include your questions or concerns. Once you have saved your appointment, you can then attach your draft to that appointment. We'll receive your submission instantly and securely. Full directions directions are available here.
A response from a writing consultant, emailed directly to your inbox and archived in the Appointment System for you to access any time. You can expect feedback shortly after the end of your Online Appointment time.
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How long does it take? Feedback is not instantaneous, so plan accordingly. Since you are making an online appointment (effectively reserving time for a consultant to review and respond to your writing), you can decide when you would like to receive feedback. How quickly you can receive feedback depends on demand: some times, you may be able to make an online appointment for the same day; other times, our online appointments may be booked several days in advance.
Provide the Assignment: Because good writing (and writing feedback) is contextual, it is crucial that we know the requirements and goals of the writing assignment. You must provide a detailed description of the assignment or writing project in order to receive feedback. Submissions that do not include an assignment description will be returned without feedback.
Submission Limits: You may submit two pieces of writing in a 7-day period for written feedback. Each piece of writing is limited to 8 pages typed and double-spaced, or about 3,000 words.
Meet with a Consultant: Receiving feedback via e-mail is a great option for writers who learn best from written feedback or whose schedules make it difficult to meet with a consultant one-on-one. However, if you do have time to meet with a consultant face to face or online, you can expect even more assistance from these productive individual consultations.