Writing Consulting

Spring Semester writing consulting begins Tuesday, January 17.

Peer writing consultants are available Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.  Consultations are held in the library, on the second floor of Stockwell.

Students can come in without an appointment but appointments are preferred to keep wait times to a minimum and to be sure students have adequate focused time to work with a consultant.  Please use the online scheduler to reserve a time to meet with a consultant.

Students may also schedule a time to meet with the Interim Writing Consulting Coordinator, Jei Lee-Cullin (jlee-cullin@albion.edu).  Please access Jei’s online calender to reserve a time to meet with them.

Students interested in working as a Peer Writing Consultant can apply on Handshake.

More about Writing Consulting

The Cutler Center provides writing consulting for the entire college community. Peer consultants work one-on-one with student writers at every stage of the writing process—from initial brainstorming to writing drafts, and from organizing ideas to final editing. Consultants help students with writing taught in different academic disciplines, as well as other kinds of writing they might need to do while at college (e.g., cover letters for internships, résumés for job applications, personal statements for scholarships or graduate school).

How can Writing Consultants Help?

  • Ask writers for clarification (e.g., What would you like help with today? What’s your assignment? What’s your thesis?)
  • Pinpoint locations where examples, details, and support would strengthen and focus an argument or narrative, or where citation information is needed, etc.
  • Challenge you to re-think, revise, and rejoice in your writing!

Writing Consulting Mission

Writing Consulting is a teaching and learning workplace (not a “fix-it” shop or an editing service). We provide both appointment and drop-in writing consulting. The mission of Writing Consultation at Albion is to help students become independent learners and writers, building their confidence and helping them develop writing tools for learning on their own.