Consultations

COVID-19 Updates

In order to keep Writing Center staff and clients safe during these troubling times, all Writing Center consultations will be entirely online throughout the Summer and Fall semesters. Consultations are limited to 50 minutes and will take place using Google Docs or Zoom, depending on consultants’ training and preferences. 110 minute consultations are available upon request and consultant availability.

Guidelines and Policies

  • One hour consultations are 50 minutes long and two hour consultations are 110 minutes long.
  • You are only able to schedule one consultation per day, and three per week.
  • You are able to schedule and cancel appointments up to a few minutes before the consultation is scheduled to begin.  
  • If you miss more than three appointments your account will be locked. To unlock it you need to contact a Writing Center administrator.  
  • If you are more than 30 minutes late to an online appointment, the appointment will be marked as missed. 
  • If you have any questions or issues accessing the Google doc or making an appointment, please feel free to use the chat function on the website. A receptionist will be able to help you!
  • Consultants who can do Zoom appointments are marked in the scheduling system  

Scheduling An Appointment

The first step for scheduling an appointment is to choose the “Schedule An Appointment” button. Or, you can click here!   

Go to writing.msu.edu and click on the

If you have an account, you’ll need to enter in your email address and password. Remember that this is a different log-in than your NetID! If this is your first time visiting our site, you’ll need to register for an account.

Register for an account (if you don't already have one)

Use the dropdown at the top of the schedule to choose your location.

Choose the location of your appointment

Any white space is an open time (blue = taken, gray = too late, orange = your appointment)

Any white space is an open time

When you click on a white box, you can read the consultant’s bio to find out more about them. Consultants often highlight their favorite genres of writing to consult on, so you can choose a consultant whose background matches the work you’re completing. Once you’ve double-checked your appointment time and inputed the course number, instructor’s name, and a short description of what you’d like to work on, hit the “Save Appointment” button and you’re ready for your appointment.

If you’re scheduling an online appointment, you’ll also need to input your email address so our receptionist knows where to send your Google Doc.

Consultation boxes