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1-to-1 Writing Consultations

The English Language Center (ELC) offers 1-to-1 Writing Consultations (WC) that are designed to meet the writing needs of Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and scholars who use English as an additional language. Employees of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are not eligible for WC sessions.

Due to the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the university’s students, faculty, and scholars, abilities and needs for accomplishing course speaking and writing requirements may vary significantly for those who speak English as an addtional language from those who speak English as a first language. To address these needs, the instructors and consultants at the ELC are well acquainted with typical speaking and writing styles of people who speak English as an additional language. Consultations are collaborations between clients and consultants and they provide constructive feedback to help speakers and writers develop strategies for success in the academic context.

Special Information

  • All ELC 1-to-1 Consultations are remote via WCONLINE or Zoom.

    Please login to  WCONLINE  to start your appointment. If you and your consultant agree, you may switch over to Zoom.

    Fall 2023 appointments will begin on September 5th. 

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Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional students may schedule up to three (3) consultations per week.

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).

WC Appointments should be scheduled 24 hours in advance whenever possible. Any appointment requested after 11:59 pm for the next day will be rescheduled.

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Before You Arrive

Students who plan to participate in these sessions are REQUIRED to read 1-to-1 Writing Consultation Policies.

1-to-1 Writing Consultation sessions 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 there. Seeking assistance at the Writing Studio does not prevent you from also 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. However, please remember: the WC is not an editing service. For a WC session, the student must be present in person.


For more information about 1-to-1 Writing Consultations, contact:

English Language Center, Main Office
Tel: +1 615-322-2277