Get to Know the Writing Studio: Undergraduate Edition
Writers Need Readers. You Write, So Let’s Talk.
At the Writing Studio you can connect with our writing consultants—many of them your peers—as readers and resources for your college writing, whether it’s a course paper or any other writing project.
We’re ready to welcome you into Vanderbilt’s academic community where writing is an essential medium for learning, discovery, serving our communities, and achieving our goals, and we’ll be here to walk alongside you in your entire journey as an undergraduate writer.
About Writing Consultation Sessions
Writing consultants work with students on any piece of writing, from course assignments to extracurricular projects.
The focus of a consultation session varies according to the individual writer and project; for example, consultant and writer may discuss strategies for clarifying and developing a thesis, or they might talk about issues regarding organization and word choice. Because we encourage students to understand writing as a process, we work with writers at any stage, from brainstorming to revision. A writing consultation provides students with opportunities for thinking critically and responsibly about the choices they make as writers.
Writing consultants sometimes refer writers to their course instructors for further clarification and discussion of an assignment and may even help writers formulate the questions they would like to pose to their instructors. Although consultants do not engage in discussions about grades, they do facilitate sessions in a conversational style, asking carefully crafted questions that encourage writers to reflect on their ideas and expression.
Students may make their own 50-minute appointments by logging into our online scheduling system at vanderbilt.edu/writing.
Once there, just look for the “Schedule an Appointment” button. Within our online scheduling system, you will be able see appointments scheduled to take place in-person across our campus locations as well as the online appointment option we will continue to offer.
Continue reading below for more information about Writing Studio appointments, events, and online resources.
Learn More about the Writing Studio
- Know What to Expect: A General Overview about Writing Studio Appointments
- FAQ and Policies
- Meet Our Writing Consultants
- We’ll See You Online: Guide to Creating and Accessing Online Writing Consultation Appointment
- Writing Studio Events and Programming
- Get Inspired! (Testimonials from Vanderbilt students)