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Clemson University

Writing Lab

Make An Appointment


In order to best support the Clemson Family, the Writing Lab provides a variety of support options.

There are three ways for Clemson students to get feedback on their writing: Face-to-Face Appointments, Zoom Appointments, and Emailed Feedback. Below, you can find brief descriptions of the services we offer. 

All of our appointments are made with our appointment system, WCOnline. While we can occasionally help with walk-in appointments, it is best to schedule your appointment in advance.

Appointment Types

Face-to-Face Appointments

Face-to-Face Appointments are in-person meetings in which you can work with a trained writing consultant in the Writing Lab space. A consultant will listen to your concerns and make suggestions, discussing your paper with you as you move through the writing process. 

Undergraduate | Graduate
30-minute and 1-hour appointments available 

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. Zoom Appointments can be scheduled at any stage of the writing process.

Undergraduate | Graduate
30-minute and 1-hour appointments available 

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 through our appointment system. A consultant will read your paper, provide constructive feedback, and email you the paper when the appointment time concludes. Limited to 8 pages per session.

Undergraduate | Graduate
45-minute appointments only

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/Late Appointments

Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, or you do not show at all, 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. 

Emailed Feedback - No Document Attached

If you do not attach a document to your appointment, a consultant will wait until 15 minutes after your appointment start time to receive the document from you via email to 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. 

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Our Writing Lab is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all students. We understand that individuals may have diverse learning needs and requirements. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in our services, please let us know. We are dedicated to working with you to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to support your unique learning style, abilities, and needs. We value and respect the diversity of our student population and strive to create an environment that fosters equal opportunities for success. Your comfort and success are important to us, and we are here to assist you in reaching your writing goals.

Group Appointments

At the Writing Lab, we offer group appointments as a valuable resource for collaborative writing support. Group appointments provide an opportunity for students to work together on their writing projects, receive feedback, and engage in productive discussions. Our trained staff can help writers navigate the demands of group-written documents such as reports and articles. We can help groups blend their voices, establish structures for accountability, and manage cohesion throughout the process.

To make a group appointment, only one member needs to create an appointment in our appointment system. Please note within your appointment details that it will be a group appointment.

NDA- Safe Environments Available

At the Writing Lab, we prioritize confidentiality and respect for students' privacy. We understand that some writing projects may involve sensitive or personal information. Specific standards for privacy may be demanded by private clients for research projects. Therefore, we offer NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) safe appointments to ensure the utmost confidentiality and protection of your work.

During these appointments, you can discuss and share your writing projects freely, knowing that your work and any related discussions will remain strictly confidential. Our writing consultants are trained in handling confidential information and adhere to strict ethical guidelines. We provide a safe and secure environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your ideas, concerns, and creative works. Rest assured that your client's privacy is our top priority, and we are committed to maintaining a trusted and confidential space for all students who utilize Writing Lab services.

Distraction-Free Options

In the Writing Lab, we understand the importance of providing a distraction-free writing environment to promote focused and productive writing sessions. Our dedicated writing spaces are designed to minimize distractions and create an atmosphere conducive to concentration and creativity. We offer comfortable and quiet work areas equipped with ample desk space, ergonomic seating, and appropriate lighting.

The Writing Lab has low-light areas and various seating options. We also provide access to writing tools, reference materials, and technology resources that support uninterrupted writing. By providing distraction-free writing environments, we aim to help writers minimize external disruptions and maximize their writing potential, allowing for deep engagement with their ideas and the writing process.

Neurodivergence Welcome

At the Writing Lab, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, including those who are neurodivergent. We recognize and value the diverse ways in which individuals process information, learn, and engage with writing. We aim to provide support that is sensitive to the unique needs and strengths of neurodivergent students.

Our writing consultants undergo training to better understand neurodivergent perspectives and develop strategies to foster a positive and supportive experience. We offer flexible accommodations and communication styles tailored to individual preferences, such as providing written instructions, visual aids, or extended session times. Likewise, we understand if you'd like to stand or grab a fidget item from our bookshelf.

By embracing neurodivergence, we aim to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to thrive in their writing endeavors and feel empowered to express themselves effectively.

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