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Emailed Feedback

Overview

For those writers who learn best from written feedback and those that have busy professional schedules, we suggest sending your writing to us online and receiving emailed feedback. A Writing Fellow will read your paper, provide constructive feedback through Word comments, and email you the paper when the appointment time concludes. This does not require you to be online at the time of your appointment. Limited to 8 pages per session.

Think Emailed Feedback is for you? Just decide the specific areas or concerns on which you want feedback; send your questions, assignment, and draft through our online form; and wait for our response. It's that easy.

We do not not offer line-by-line corrections. Consultants are educators, not editors.

Emailed feedback appointments are 45 minutes in length. 

  • Making An Emailed Feedback Appointment
    1. Go to our WCOnline appointment system
    2. Select the current semester schedule.
    3. At the top of the window, under our logo, there is a drop-down menu. Select "Emailed Feedback." This will take you to the schedule.
    4. Appointment boxes are color-coded. White boxes indicate available times. Purple and brown boxes indicate unavailable times. Select a white box at the time that best works with your schedule. Appointments are not real-time, so you will receive feedback at the end of your appointment time.
    5. In the form that pops up when you select a white box, you will see a light blue box. It will ask “What kind of appointment would you like?” Select “Schedule Emailed Feedback appointment.”
    6. Fill out the form detailing your assignment, where you are in the writing process, and what you would like to work on in that appointment.
    7. At the bottom of the appointment form there is space to attach up to 3 documents. Follow the prompts to attach your document(s).File attachments must be 1MB or less and in .DOC or .DOCX format.
    8. If you do not have your document ready by the time you schedule your appointment, not to worry! Follow the directions below to attach your files!
    9. We encourage you to provide the prompt for your writing project. This can help your consultant know the context of your work.
    10. Click "Save Appointment." 
  • Attaching a Document to Your Appointment
    1. Go to our WCOnline appointment system.
    2. Click on "Welcome, [your name]" and then "My Appointments" to see a list of your future appointments.
    3. Select the appointment for which you want to upload a file. A pop-up window will open.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the appointment form and select "Edit Appointment."
    5. At the bottom of the appointment form you can attach up to 3 files.
    6. Select "Browse..." to locate the file(s) you want to attach. Your file must be a .DOC or .DOCX file. No PDFs.
    7. Provide a Document Title for each file, such as "Assignment Description," "Rubric," or "Research Paper Draft."
    8. Click on "Save Changes" at the bottom of the appointment form to update your appointment.

     

  • Receiving Your Feedback
    1. Check your email shortly after your chosen time.
    2. You will receive an email from writinglab@clemson.edu with your feedback attached.
  • Our Policies

    Repeat Appointments: We want to support you as a writer, and many other Clemson students are just like you. If you have an ongoing project you're working on, we suggest that you make future appointments with the same consultant after you have discussed your project and made revisions. Students can make three appointments per week at this time. During times when appointments are limited, we may limit this to one appointment per week.

    Your Work: We want to support you in becoming a stronger and more effective writer. To do this, we need to work with you on your own writing. Please do not submit work for friends. Encourage them to make their own appointments with us. 

    Appointments can be made up until 10 minutes before an appointment start time.

    Late Arrivals: Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, that appointment will be noted as a no-show and may be given to a walk-in.

    Cancellation Policy: We can help at any point in the writing process. This means that you do not need to cancel your appointment if you don’t have an entire draft completed! However, we understand that there are circumstances in which an appointment must be cancelled. You can cancel your appointment up until 45 minutes before your appointment start time. 

    No Document Attached: If you do not attach a document to your appointment, a consultant will wait until 15 minutes after your appointment time to receive the document from you. After that, you will be marked as a no show. This will be a missed appointment. If you miss three appointments, you will be locked out of our appointment system. 

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