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Zoom Appointments


Life can be hectic and stressful. Having a real-time appointment with a writing consultant doesn't have to add to that stress. Zoom Appointments are video-based writing feedback appointments that allow you to speak with a consultant in real-time, allowing you to fit writing support into your schedule without worrying about getting to campus.

You need: a stable internet connection, a web camera, your writing, and a microphone. 

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.

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

Benefits of Zoom Appointments

  • Flexibility and Convenience: Zoom Appointments offer the flexibility to schedule sessions that fit your busy schedule. You can attend appointments from the comfort of your own space, eliminating the need for travel or physical presence at the Writing Lab.

  • Personalized Guidance: During Zoom Appointments, you will have the opportunity to interact with a writing consultant in real-time. They will provide individualized feedback, discuss your writing concerns, and assist you in developing effective writing strategies.

  • Screen Sharing and Collaboration: The Zoom platform allows for screen sharing, enabling the writing consultant to view your writing document and provide feedback directly on the text. This collaborative feature enhances the interactive nature of the session and facilitates in-depth discussions on various aspects of your writing.

  • Accessible Support: Zoom Appointments ensure that you can access writing support regardless of your location. Whether you are an on-campus student, an off-campus student, or participating in distance learning, you can receive the guidance you need to improve your writing skills.

Preparing for Your Zoom Appointment

To make the most of your Zoom appointment, have your writing materials, assignment guidelines, and any specific questions or concerns ready before the session. It is recommended to have your writing document in a format that can be easily shared on the Zoom platform, such as a Word document or a PDF file. Either you can send that document to your consultant during the session or share your screen with your consultant.

Ensure that you have a stable internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone to facilitate smooth communication during the appointment. Familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform, including the screen sharing feature, to ensure a seamless experience.

To access your Zoom Appointment:

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

During the appointment, be prepared to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and incorporate the writing consultant's feedback into your writing. Remember, your writing consultant is here to support you and help you develop your writing skills in a virtual environment.

We look forward to meeting you in our Zoom appointments and assisting you in enhancing your writing abilities. Together, we can navigate the writing process and create impactful written works that effectively communicate your ideas and insights.

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