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Clemson University

Writing Lab

Overview

In order to best support the Clemson Family, the Writing Lab will provide a variety of support options for the Fall 2021 term.

There are three ways for Clemson students to get feedback on their writing while online: Face-to-Face Appointments, Zoom Appointments, and Emailed Feedback. Below is a brief description of the services we offer. 

If you already know which type of consultation you'd like, click on the orange button below to schedule an appointment through WCOnline, our appointment system. Information regarding each type of appointment can be found below or in the menu to the left. Please let your consultant know if you need an accommodation due to a disability.

Appointment Types

Face-to-Face Appointments

Face-to-Face Consultations are in-person meetings in which you can work with a trained writing consultant in the Writing Lab space. A Writing Fellow will read your paper, make suggestions, and discuss your paper with you as you move through the writing process. These appointments can be scheduled at any stage of the writing process, from thinking through ideas to just before completion.

Zoom Appointments

Zoom appointments are video-based consultations which allow writers to engage with a consultant in real-time with video and audio. These appointments can be accessed anywhere you have stable high-speed internet. These appointments are limited.

Emailed Feedback

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, and email you the paper when the appointment time concludes. Limit to 8 pages per session.

Our Policies

  • Repeat Appointments

    We want to support all writers at Clemson. In order to do this, we must limit the number of appointments students can schedule with us. No matter the schedule, writers are limited to two appointments per week. 

    This is subject to change at peak times during the semester.

  • Cancelled Appointments

    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. 

    After three late cancellations, your account will be locked. 

  • Missed Appointments
    If you miss more than three scheduled appointments, you will no longer be able to make Clemson Writing Lab appointments online. Your account will be locked.
  • 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. Please have respect for other writers who may need that appointment time.

    After three no-show appointments, your account will be locked in our appointment system.

  • Your Writing
    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. 
  • No Document Attached - Emailed Feedback
    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. 
  • Group Appointments

    We are happy to work with groups on writing projects. Please make sure to note in your appointment information that you are booking a group appointment and list the number of group members that will be attending the appointment. 

    For more information, email us at writinglab@clemson.edu

The Writing Lab
The Writing Lab | 301 Cooper Library, Clemson, S.C. 29634