Using our online system, WCONLINE, you may choose an appointment time and upload a draft for review. Using the Microsoft Word comment features we will make recommendations and ask questions on your paper and then return it to you with general feedback and suggestions. Online consultations are available to CSU students, staff, faculty, and alumni. If you’d like to arrange an online consultation, click here.
What happens when I submit a draft?
Your draft will be sent to the Writing Center, where a consultant will read information page you completed and read your draft. The consultant will insert comments into the margins of your paper to address your concerns and make suggestions. Then the consultant will send an email letting you know the draft is ready to be viewed on WCONLINE.
What kind of feedback will I get?
Our feedback will respond to any concerns about the paper that you expressed when you made the appointment. Our consultants may also offer suggestions in additional areas. The consultant comments will be inserted into the margins of your paper.
Can I submit a draft more than once?
If you make substantial revisions to a draft and still have concerns about it, you can resubmit.
Can I submit my thesis to you? My novel?
No. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, our consultants cannot look at more than 5 pages of submitted work.
If you need someone to help you with a larger project, we can provide you with a list of editors who can look at your work. These editors are not associated with the Writing Center and will charge a fee to look at your work. Please contact the Writing Center by phone or email to receive a copy of this list.
How long will it take to get feedback?
Since you arrange an appointment for an online consultation, feedback will be immediate. You will receive an email at the end of the appointment time indicating that your draft is ready to view on WCONLINE
Can you proofread my paper?
No. We are happy to answer questions about specific grammatical concerns, but we will not proofread your paper.
Can you tell me what grade I will get on this paper?
No. The purpose of the Writing Center is to help make you a better writer in general. Only your teacher or professor can give you a grade. Be sure to look over your assignment sheets to make sure that you're meeting all of the given criteria, and ask your professor if you have specific grading questions.