The John Carroll University Writing Center offers online consultations for distance learners enrolled at the university, JCU students studying abroad through the Center for Global Education, or for other director-approved circumstances [note: online consultations are typically not available for resident students]. These sessions allow you to receive the same quality of feedback from a trained writing consultant that you would receive during an in-person session. We can offer feedback via email (asynchronous) or through an electronic one-on-one meeting (synchronous).
Writing Center consultants follow the same principles and procedures as those we practice in-person for our online consultations. Similar to what you can expect in O’Malley Center 207, consultants remain available to help at any point in the writing process on any type of writing assignment for any discipline.
Even though a student studying abroad or living and working away from campus is not able to sit down next to a consultant and easily converse face-to-face, the Center’s aims and quality of feedback remain the same in online consultations; the Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service. Rather, we work to help students become better writers through collaboration and conversation in any format.
Online sessions are 60 minutes and are by appointment only. Also, online consultations are only available during the Writing Center’s posted hours.
For feedback requests via email, where the consultant reviews your document in Microsoft Word and provides notes and comments before emailing the document back to you:
For consultations that are conducted in real-time via Google Docs or Skype:
M-Th 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
F 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
O’Malley Center 207