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Move forward with an unmarked individual assignment (30-minute appointment)

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Do you need information or help to move forward with an unmarked individual assignment? Please book a 30-minute appointment to meet with us so that we can assist you! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments will take place synchronously online in a BlueJeans meeting room until further notice. During our conversation, we'll have a maximum of 25 minutes available to assist you by providing information and answering your questions. The conversation can focus on one or two key questions or challenges, such as:

  • Getting started (e.g., brainstorming strategies, developing a thesis statement, writer's block)
  • Structure (e.g., essay structure, developing a plan or outline, paragraphs)
  • Arguments (e.g., developing claims, using evidence, demonstrating critical thinking)
  • Improving sentences (e.g., English grammar, word choice, sentence structure, wordiness, self-editing strategies)
  • APA Style (e.g., formatting, citations, referencing)
  • Questions about writing skills identified in an instructor's feedback in a previously-marked individual essay. If you do not require additional feedback but you'd like to discuss the skills noted by your instructor so you have new information with which to improve those areas in future works, we can help! Please note that we do not review works in advance of 30-minute appointments, and please come prepared with the questions you'd like to discuss. If you need additional feedback on an individual assignment, please visit Learn how to improve overall as a writer by discussing a graded individual essay (60-minute appointment).

You will always maintain the authorship of your text, which means we won’t review the document before the appointment in order to provide feedback or suggestions on the text, nor will we proofread, edit, or otherwise make changes to your document during the appointment. Instead, we’ll provide information and examples during our conversation that will assist you to make your own changes. At all times, you will be responsible for the content in your document and for your own successes.

If you are seeking information or feedback on course content or if your approach to your assignment is correct, please contact your instructor(s). We won’t predict grading for a work, nor will we assist students regarding:

  • Take-home exams
  • Scholarship or grant applications (please contact Financial Aid & Awards for assistance)
  • Cover letters, resumes, or employment application essays (please contact Career Learning and Development for assistance)
  • Legal documents
  • Documents in languages other than English
  • Applications to academic programs

Bookings and cancellations

  • Scheduled appointments are limited to one appointment per day and two appointments per week; appointments may occur face-to-face/online/by phone.
  • Students may only book appointments for themselves.
  • Appointments will be cancelled if students are more than 10 minutes late.
  • Students are encouraged to cancel appointments as soon as possible, and ideally 24 hours before their appointment, to allow other students to book appointments.
  • Repeated failures to cancel appointments and/or repeated failures to appear for scheduled appointments may result in a students being restricted to drop-in meetings.

If you have any questions about this information or about booking this type of appointment, please use the WriteAnswers contact form to contact the Writing Centre.

We're looking forward to working with you!