Spring 2021 Services

fall 2020 learning.

During this time of remote learning, our goal is to support writers in a diversity of ways, to accommodate individual circumstances.  Should you have any questions or unique needs, please email writing@buffalo.edu.

Virtual Appointments

All online consultations are accessed through our scheduling platform. Please note that our consultation service is an interactive one, so expect to talk with your consultant about your draft.

Individual consultations: These 45 minute appointments start at the top of the hour. You meet with your consultant via video/audio and can share your document with the consultant on the whiteboard. Can be scheduled up to 15 minutes before appointment starting time. Click here for more information about online appointments.

E-tutoring:  While we believe one-to-one interactive work with writing is the best thing for writers, we know that you might not always be able to attend a synchronous, live session.  Therefore, we do offer a "feedback service" where you can submit your essay and receive back written feedback within 2-3 business days.  Please note this is not an editing service and works best with undergradaute papers of a reasonable length.  To request this service, email writing@buffalo.edu.  

Quick appointments:  Sometimes you only have a quick question or need feedback on a very short piece.  In that case, you will see on the schedule some appointments, which begin on the half hour and last 20 minutes.  This service allows us to see more writers and accommodate a wider variety of needs.  

Advance Read and Meet appointments:  In some cases, it works best when your consultant has the opportunity to read and mark up your piece in advance and then meet with you.  In such case, you can arrange for 1/2 hour of reading time followed by a 1/2 hour appointment.  This works well for graduate students working on theses or dissertations who have an ongoing partnership with a specific consultant.  The best way to arrange for this service is to initially meet with a consultant of your choice and then make future arrangments for the Advance Read and Meet service.  You can arrange to meet on Zoom if you prefer, but appointments always need to be logged on our WCOnline platform.  

English Conversation Groups:  Back by popular demand, we are bringing back our popular English conversation program to help multiliingual students to practice their English speaking skills in a low pressure, friendly conversational context.  Times and dates TBA.  Email writing@buffalo.edu to express your interest!  

Virtual Open Mic:  Hey, we've been through a lot and it's time to get creative and have a little fun.  Keep an eye out for an announcement of days and times for our Open Mic, in which you'll have the opportunity to share your short creative works and socialize!  Email writing@buffalo.edu to express your interest!