Writing Consultation Help Documentation

How to sign up for an appointment:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

How to cancel an appointment: 

  1. Find the confirmation e-mail you received after scheduling your appointment. 
  2. 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.
  3. Open the cancellation form link. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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
  • Abstracts
  • Conference proposals
  • Conference talks