Writing Center Read-Ahead Service

Did you know that you can send a draft to a Writing Center tutor in advance of a consultation?

The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consultations with writers in all disciplines, at any stage of the writing process–from planning a seminar paper to revising a dissertation chapter. If you are working on a longer piece, like an article-length paper or a dissertation chapter, consider using our Read-Ahead service so your writing consultant can read and make notes on your draft in preparation for your appointment.

To use this service, simply follow these steps:

  1. Schedule your appointment at least one week in advance using our online appointment scheduler.
  2. Send an electronic copy of your draft in Microsoft Word (doc or docx) format to writing@nd.edu immediately after scheduling your appointment, indicating in the subject line of the email that you are requesting the Read-Ahead service for the date of your appointment, like this:            SUBJECT: Read-Ahead for 3/20/12
  3. Come to the Writing Center in 203 Coleman Morse at the time of your scheduled appointment, and chat with your writing consultant about next steps for the writing project.

Regular conversation about a writing project with an attentive reader–like one of our trained graduate writing consultants–can help streamline the writing and revising process and enhance your productivity and efficiency.

Come see us soon in the Writing Center!

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