Writing Center FAQs

Writers may receive up to 120 minutes of writing instruction per week in either 30- or 60-minute increments. Writers may make one appointment per day.

We recommend that writers schedule 60-minute sessions for longer projects. Those working on lengthy documents may also schedule multiple appointments.

Writers may schedule appointments up to 14 days (two weeks) in advance.

In most cases, writers should bring a printed copy of their drafts and a copy of the assignment, which includes the professor’s e-mail address (for optional faculty reports). Writers should also come prepared to explain to consultants their primary concerns.

Yes, we are happy to assist writers with issues of mechanics and grammar. Our approach is designed to help writers develop their own proofreading skills, so that they can identify and correct their own errors.

By all means! At the WRC, we assist writers at any stage of the writing process – from helping writers to interpret the assignment prompt, to coming up with a topic, to drafting and organizing. We encourage writers to bring as much information (a copy of the assignment, class notes) as is necessary to help consultants understand the project at hand.

Yes! Consultants at the WRC are happy assist campus writers with a variety of professional documents. 

If writers wish to have a report forwarded to their professors, they should provide the professor’s email address to their consultant. The WRC can then provide a brief overview of the writing topics addressed in the session.

When a writer misses an appointment, the consultant will indicate on the scheduling system that they did not attend the session. After three (3) missed sessions, the system will automatically prevent the writer from making appointments for the remainder of the semester. Writers need to contact the WRC to have their account reinstated. If you have to miss an appointment, please cancel it online as soon as possible so that we can work with other writers. Writers may also e-mail us at writingcenter@case.edu or e-mail the consultant directly in order to cancel appointments.

Consultants will wait 10 minutes after the session begins. After that, they will indicate that the appointment has been missed.