Schedule an Appointment

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To schedule your appointment in-person:

Feel free to stop in at Liberal Arts #127 and ask one of our friendly Writing Consultants to walk you through the scheduling process!

To schedule your appointment online:

Though we do welcome walk-ins at the Writing Center, scheduling an appointment (especially during busy periods, such as midterm and finals week) is a good way to ensure that you will have plenty of time to get all of your questions answered. Appointment scheduling also allows you the opportunity to choose the specific Writing Consultant you will be working with, if you prefer. To schedule an appointment online, complete the following steps.

  1. Sign in to your MyUIU account
  2. Choose "Academics" from the main menu
  3. Click "Tutoring" on the left-hand side menu
  4. Click "Login to Accudemia" on the right-hand side of the screen
  5. Accudemia, our online appointment scheduling site, will appear
  6. Navigate to your desired appointment date
  7. Click "Writing Center" (ignoring the Subject Area)
  8. Click "Search"
  9. Scroll through the list of available tutors for the date chosen
  10. Click the time you wish to schedule an appointment (a box will appear, in which you will choose the length of your appointment, and answer a short series of questions providing information about yourself and your writing project).
  11. Click "Accept" and "Make an Appointment"
  12. Record the appointment details in your planner or calendar

What to Bring to Your Appointment:

To make sure you get the most out of your Writing Center consultation, consider bringing the following items.

  1. Questions: In order to ensure your most pressing writing concerns are addressed during your appointment, it is helpful to take some time beforehand to consider specific questions you would like to discuss with your Consultant.
  2. Copies: Come prepared with either a physical paper copy, or a digital copy (on your laptop or flash drive) of your writing. Quick access to your work will save precious consultation time.
  3. Instructions: It is very helpful for you to bring any criteria, rubrics, course materials, or information provided by your instructor to your consultation, as your Consultant may be able to make additional suggestions about formatting, structure, and content based on these materials.
  4. Feedback: If you have already received feedback from an instructor, peer, or other party about your writing, it is also helpful for you to bring that feedback for your Consultant to consider when making additional suggestions.