Signing Up for an Appointment
Before the due date of your first paper, a Writing Fellows Cohort will come to your class to introduce themselves. You will also sign up for your first synchronous appointment. The Writing Fellows cohort will have a certain amount of hours at specific times that they are available to meet with you.
If none of these times work for you, let the Writing Fellows cohort and your professor know during the class visit and they will work with you to find a time that you will be able to meet.
A “round” is the full cycle of feedback: one Face-to-Face/Online RealTime appointment and one written Feedback by Email appointment.
Most courses will have 2 rounds of Writing Fellows appointments, but some may have only one. If you only have one round, your Writing Fellows work will be done when you submit this paper. If your class has a second round of appointments, then this process will simply repeat itself, starting with the Writing Fellows coming back to your class to sign you up for another round of appointments.
Depending on your instructor’s preference, the Written Feedback is returned to you before or after your synchronous appointment with your Writing Fellow. In order to receive Written Feedback, you are required to turn your draft in to your instructor through D2L (or another medium they have specified) by the due date. Your Writing Fellow will return your draft with carefully considered comments in the margins as well as a summary comment that you can review at your own pace.
The Synchronous appointment is when you meet in real time with your Writing Fellow.
When the Writing Fellow Cohort visits your class, they will assist you in signing up for an appointment with one of them. Take note of the time, the campus, and the Writing Fellow that you are meeting with as you will need to remember this appointment in order to receive credit for attendance (at your instructor’s discretion).
There are a couple of ways that it is possible to meet with a Writing Fellow. You can
choose to complete your Synchronous appointment through a Face-to-Face
appointment or an Online Realtime appointment.
Every course is different, and your instructor may have a different order or style than other professors. If you are currently enrolled in a class with Writing Fellows, please check your course syllabus for more information.