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Zoom Appointments

Are you missing face-to-face interactions? Want to speak in real-time with a consultant? 

Through our appointment system and Zoom, you can work with a writing consultant anywhere you want (as long as you have a stable internet connection, a microphone, and preferably, a camera). We call these “Zoom Appointments.” In real-time, you can discuss your paper through a video and audio appointment.

You can make appointments for consultations at any stage of the writing process--when you haven't yet started writing, are trying to polish a final draft, or are somewhere in-between. We ask that you make the suggested revisions before scheduling another appointment time.

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

To Make an Online Appointment:

  1. Go to our WCOnline appointment system
  2. Select the “Spring 2021 (Zoom Appointments)” schedule.
  3. Each name in the "Zoom Appointments" schedule is available for videoconference appointments ONLY. 
  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.
  5. In the form that pops up when you select a white box, it will default to "Meet Online." (You will sign in as if conducting a "text-based" online appointment and receive your Google Meet link through that window. Details described below.)
  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. Once you have completed this, click "Save Appointment."

Attending Your Online Consultation

If you scheduled an Online Consultation, you receive a Zoom link from your consultant through the same platform that you used to schedule your appointment (our scheduling system, WCOnline). To access your online appointment:

  1. Go to our WCOnline appointment system.
  2. At the time of your appointment, sign into WCOnline and proceed to your orange appointment box. The same box that you used to sign-up for an appointment. Your appointment can also be found in the drop down menu under "Welcome, [Your Name]."
  3. In the pop-up appointment information window, click "Start or Join Online Appointment." 
  4. In the following pop-up window, your consultant will provide a Zoom link and some instructions. Follow that link. 

Occasionally, technical issues will occur. If you have having issues in the appointment platform, email thewritingcenter@clemson.edu.

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. You may make one repeat appointment per week. Keep in mind that others also need appointments. Students can make three appointments per week. During busy times of the semester or 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.

If you must cancel your appointment, please give us notice. Here's how it works:

Log into our appointment system and open your appointment. (Your appointment will be an orange box.) At the bottom of the pop-up window, you will see an option to cancel your appointment. You may also cancel by emailing us at thewritingcenter@clemson.edu

Please cancel your appointment at least 1 hour in advance. If you have not canceled your appointment within this time frame, it will be considered a missed appointment.

If you miss more than three scheduled appointments, you will no longer be able to make Clemson Writing Lab appointments online.