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1-on-1 Sessions

In our individual sessions, writer and consultant discuss anything that might help the writer (e.g., audience expectations, clarity of the writing, writer's purpose, grammar, models, the writing process). The writer brings disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of the assignment and expectations. The consultant brings a wealth of experience in writing and reviewing writing. The sessions are informal, non-evaluative, and free to NDSU students, faculty, and staff.

Undergraduate Appointments

Undergraduate students may make two scheduled appointments per week (on different days) by logging in to Navigate,  clicking the "Get Assistance" button on the top right, and following the prompts. 

Out-of-area undergraduate students may schedule telephone consultations by request in the "Notes" section of the SSC scheduling software.

For assistance, email us at ndsu.cfw@ndsu.edu, call us at 701-231-7927, or see us in Library Room 16.

Canceling Undergraduate Appointments

Undergraduate students may cancel appointments by logging in to Navigate, selecting the appointment from the "Upcoming Appointments" area, then following the prompts.

For assistance, email us at ndsu.cfw@ndsu.edu, call us at 701-231-7927, or see us in Library Room 16.

Graduate Appointments


NOTE: The graduate CFW is using a new scheduling system: NDSU's "Navigate." The system is relatively straight-forward, but please contact us if you have questions or problems scheduling.

  • You may make appointments up to three weeks in advance and until a day before the session.
  • You may make a maximum of one appointment per week.
  • You may schedule appointments by logging in to Navigate,  clicking the "Get Assistance" button on the top right, and following the prompts.

Canceling Graduate Appointments

  • You must cancel within 12 hours of your appointment.
  • If you do not cancel within 12 hours of your appointment time and fail to show up, you are considered to have missed the appointment.
  • After 3 missed appointments, you will no longer be able to make appointments in advance. You will, however, be able to have Same-Day Sessions (see below).
  • You may cancel appointments by logging in to Navigate, selecting the appointment from the "Upcoming Appointments" area, then following the prompts.

Same-day Graduate Appointments

  • We limit scheduled appointments to one per week because we are serving 2,000 graduate and professional students. If you would like to visit us more often, you can schedule a same-day appointment.
  • Email ndsu.cfw@ndsu.edu to be added to the weekly "Same-Day" list. Students on the list will receive daily emails at approximately 8:00 a.m. with the available appointments for the day. Please reply as soon as possible because the appointments will be given to the first students who reply.

 

We can help writers to do the following:

  • Brainstorm topics and locate relevant information
  • Focus, develop, and organize their ideas
  • Analyze specific audiences
  • Address readers' feedback
  • Develop an appropriate voice
  • Understand conventions in your discipline
  • Integrate sources and data
  • Write clearly
  • Apply grammar and punctuation guidelines
  • Document sources

We can help writers with the following documents:

  • Class Papers & Projects
  • Articles for Publication
  • Disquisitions
  • Grants and Proposals
  • Speeches and Presentations
  • Personal statements
  • Resumes, CVs, and cover letters

We do not do the following:

  • Allow students to drop off papers for proofreading and editing
  • Work on documents not authored by the writer visiting the Center
  • Write or rewrite papers for students
  • Guarantee that a paper will (or should) receive a specific grade
  • Criticize the assignment a student has been given

 

 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7927
Campus address: Library 6
Physical/delivery address: 1201 Albrecht Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2365 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Center for Writers

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