1-to-1 Writing Consultations
1-to-1 Writing Consultations are designed to meet the writing needs of international students, faculty, and scholars (non-VUMC).
Due to the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the university's international students, faculty, and scholars, their abilities and needs in accomplishing course writing requirements may vary significantly from those of native English-speaking students. The instructors at the ELC are well acquainted with typical writing styles of non-native speakers of English. Consultations are between participants and consultants in order to determine the individual's most pressing needs.
How Do I Sign-Up?
Writing consultations are scheduled in advance directly with the 1-to-1 Writing Consultations Coordinator.
Please note: writing consultations are offered only during Fall and Spring semesters (closed during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break)
Before You Arrive...
Students who plan to participate in these sessions are REQUIRED to:
- STEP 1: Bring a specific writing assignment or project with them, along with specific questions/concerns, and
- STEP 2: Be aware of required or preferred writers' style manual, if applicable (APA, MLA, and bring a copy if possible).
- STEP 3: Read 1-to-1 Writing Consultation Policies
- Step 4: If you plan to work on a "live paper", you must first get written permission from your professor by completing the following form: ELC "Live Paper" Editing Permission Form
1-to-1 Writing Consultation sessions will focus on language rather than content. If you find yourself having trouble organizing and presenting your ideas in writing, contact the Writing Studio to schedule a 1-to-1 consultation. Seeking assistance at the Writing Studio does not prevent you from making a 1-to-1 Writing Consultation appointment at the ELC, where we are happy to work with you on language-related problems in writing, such as grammar, punctuation, word choice, and word order.
For more information about 1-to-1 Writing Consultations, contact:Lee Martin, Assistant Director