For Winter 2021, all writing, research, and grammar support will be delivered online.
Schedule an appointment to work with a consultant online or use the chat feature on our site to talk to a consultant about the types of services available.
Appointments that focus on writing or research are 50 minutes long, and appointments that focus on grammar/language use are 25 minutes long. Appointments can be scheduled during these hours (Pacific Standard Time):
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To learn more about our services and how to schedule appointments, check out this video and explore the FAQs below:
Writing and research consultants can help you with any type of writing project or task. Course-based tasks might include brainstorming for an assignment, crafting a thesis statement or introduction, supporting an argument, organizing an essay, finding and incorporating research sources and more. We can also help with writing outside of coursework like application materials (e.g., personal statements, resume/cover letters, scholarship essays) and presentations.
During your appointment you’ll have a conversation with a consultant about your writing project. Your consultant may explain how they can support your writing process, ask questions about your goals and writing so far, and review the document with you. While they won’t edit your document, they can review sections with you, talk through questions, explain academic rhetorical patterns, and help you identify next steps in your research and writing process.
Come to your appointment with the assignment, prompt, or tasks you’re working on and whatever you have written so far. Think ahead about where you want to focus your time and attention. Consider making a list of questions you hope to answer in your appointment. If you’re stuck on a certain area or know you want to improve part of your writing based on previous feedback, that is helpful to share with the consultant.
No, you don’t need to have a complete draft to make an appointment. You can make an appointment to review an assignment, brainstorm ideas, and plan out your process. We recommend visiting early in your process and later as you develop your draft or work on revision.
Students can make appointments as often as they like. We welcome repeat users as we enjoy being a part of your writing process. You cannot schedule an appointment more than two weeks in advance, but we invite you to work with us often.
All appointments will receive an email confirmation after the appointment occurs. If your instructor requests confirmation of your appointment, you may forward or capture a screen shot of the email.
During a typical term, students come to the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio as a place to work and get writing help while you write. The Studio space is located on the main floor of the Valley Library and serves thousands of students each year. Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, Studio services will be provided ONLINE ONLY this term.
The OSU Libraries and Press received the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award for its Undergrad Research and Writing Studio. The annual award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming.