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Face-to-face consultations are the most effective method for helping you with your college papers, and we highly recommend that you visit the center whenever possible. (Please call (925) 473-7590 schedule an appointment.) However, when face-to-face consultations are not possible, online writing consultations are an alternative method of receiving advice about papers.
As with face-to-face consultations, the online consultation does not edit papers. Please remember that the consultant's role is to support students with their writing; the ultimate responsibility of correctness and completeness rests with the student.
Please allow up to two writing center business days (48 hours) for us to read and respond to your papers . The center is closed weekends and holidays during the regular semester, so we will not respond to papers during these times.
For summer session, please allow one business day (24hours) for us to read and respond to your papers Monday through Thursday. Requests will be processed Monday-through Thursday 8:00am-4:00 pm. Requests received after 4:00pm on Thursdays will not be read until the following Monday.
Requests will be processed Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 12:00pm. We will alert you via your email that we have received your request (925) 473-7590
As the center’s mission is to provide writing instruction, (coaching) consultants do not proofread or edit papers. We primarily look at global issues (development, organization, logic). We will direct your attention to style and grammar problems by marking areas of concern. On longer papers, we will mark only the first two pages for style and grammar convention errors. Please limit your submission to 5 pages. If your paper is longer, please select and submit the areas that concern you the most, and if possible, include your working thesis statement.
During peak periods or limited staffing, we may not be able to respond to you in a timely fashion. We will let you know as soon as possible if this is likely to happen.
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