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Requesting an Appointment

Walk-in Consultations

While the Writing Center does accept walk-ins for in-person consultations, we encourage you to schedule an appointment ahead of time as that guarantees your timeslot. Walk-ins are served around scheduled appointments on a first come, first served basis.

How to Schedule and In-Person or Online Appointment with the Writing Center

Please email us at writing.center@svcc.edu or call us at 815-835-6398 to schedule an appointment. Let us know the time and date you would like and whether you want your appointment to be in-person or online (through Google Meet). All online consultations require an appointment.

Canceling an Appointment

We understand that life happens and schedules change, so if you need to cancel an appointment, call or email us as soon as possible so that we can open your timeslot to other students. Please do not no-show--it is disrespectful to your consultant and to the other students at Sauk who might have been able to take the timeslot. If we notice that a student makes a habit of no-showing, that student may not be allowed to schedule appointments ahead of time and will be restricted to walk-in consultations only.

What to Bring with You to Your Consultation

Please arrive to your appointment on time to the best of your ability and bring the following things with you: your student ID number (for logging into Who's Next), your assignment sheet or essay prompt (if applicable), and a copy of the document you'd like to work on (or any notes or prewriting you've done if you haven't started writing yet). We have both desktops and laptops available for your use if you need one for your consultation.

We hope to see you soon!