Writing Consultation Help Documentation
- Click on the name of the fellow you’d like to work with on the date and time that you’re interested in. Bear in mind that appointments are 30-minutes each, and if you’d like to sign up for an hour-long appointment, you’ll need to reserve two 30-minute slots in a row.
- If you are not already logged into the Kerbros system, you will be re-directed to a page that will ask you to enter in your Kerberos login ID and password.
- Fill out every field on the form with complete and specific responses. These fields will help your graduate writing consultant better understand your particular needs.
- You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail account you entered into the response form. That e-mail will include your appointment time, date, and location.
- Find the confirmation e-mail you received after scheduling your appointment.
- In the second-to-last paragraph of the confirmation e-mail, you will find a confirmation code and link to a cancellation form. Be sure to copy the cancellation code so that you can paste it into the cancellation form.
- Open the cancellation form link.
- Follow the instructions in the cancellation form that will pop up in a new tab in your browser. Paste in the cancellation code you copied from the e-mail.
- You will receive an e-mail confirming your cancellation.
What we offer:
Our graduate writing fellows offer one-on-one writing consultations with enrolled UC Davis graduate students and postdocs.
Consultations offer graduate students and postdocs opportunities to:
- Engage in a conversation about their writing.
- Receive feedback on the clarity of their thoughts, the organization of their ideas, or their approach to a particular writing task.
- Identify patterns of error in writing.
- Work on writing in a low-stakes, low-stress environment space with a peer going through the same process.
Graduate writing fellows do not proofread your work; we are not an editing service. However, we help students at any stage of the writing process and with a variety of documents, including:
- Graduate-level seminar papers
- Portions of a thesis or dissertation
- Grant proposals
- Conference proposals
- Conference talks