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For health and safety: The Writing Center is online only for Fall 2020.
Each year we meet with thousands of Ball State writers in free writing feedback sessions. Writing theory tells us that writers can make great gains in their writing when they receive individualized feedback during the writing process. Thus, the Writing Center feedback sessions are set up provide you an attentive reader and ample feedback before you submit your final version.
If you are working on a writing project and need help planning or are ready for feedback, you can set up an appointment with our online scheduler.
Anyone at Ball State (students, faculty, staff) is able to make three appointments each week (but only one appointment per day). Appointments last up to 45 minutes long.
During your appointment, the tutor will point out areas of concern and give suggestions for improving your writing. Throughout the session, you will be expected to be actively engaged, making the crucial revision decisions. Your writing improves as you develop skills and build on your writing strengths, focusing on one aspect of your writing at a time. Together, you and your tutor discuss the reason for your visit and determine the most crucial writing tasks to be addressed. The tutor usually focuses on one or two specific aspects of the project that you feel need the most attention. You can make follow-up appointments, if you have additional concerns that could not be addressed in your initial appointment.
Please let us know when you schedule your appointment if you require any accommodations.