July 21, 2016


Making an appointment in advance is your best bet in not only guaranteeing you a spot with a consultant during our peak times of demand, but often forces you to start your assignment project earlier, thus limiting your ability to procrastinate (which is often linked to increased anxiety!).


  • Mon-Thurs Noon-5 pm
  • T/TH Evenings 6-8 pm (Note we are not open M/W Evenings in the Spring)
  • Fridays – Special Appointment Only
  • Sunday 6-8 pm
  • Closed Saturdays

To make an appointment, please email us directly (wcenter@clarkson.edu) (do not use the contact form on this site for appointment requests), or call us at 315-268-4439 to schedule a session. NOTE: We will not be able to call you back if you have a long-distance phone number. As such, please leave your email address with the other info, below, if you leave a voicemail.

Please include the following so we can ideally plan for your visit:

  • Your Name
  • Course (e.g. Com 217 Public Speaking)
  • Instructor’s Name
  • Your Email (if you are calling in)
  • Assignment Type (e.g. Speech Review)
  • What Kind of Help you Need (e.g. Grammar Check and Organization)
  • Best Days/Times to Meet (check your schedule against our hours and give us at least 2 options that will work for you)

How to Prepare for a Writing Center Consulting Session

  1. Please bring a hard-copy (printed) version of the project or paper with your work, as well as access to the specific assignment/prompt assigned.
  2. The best preparation is to know before you arrive exactly what you hope to get out of your time at the Writing Center. You may have a long document that we will not be able to cover line-by-line. Since we will have limited time together, what are your priorities? Read over your document thoroughly and thoughtfully. What questions do you have? Be prepared to identify your greatest challenges and needs to make the most of your session.
  3. Although it isn’t always possible, try to proofread your writing so that the consultant knows that any errors remaining are those you might need to discuss in your session. Bringing a rough draft that has not been spell-checked is not the best use of our consultants’ time (or yours), and he or she may request you proofread and spell-check and return in another session before continuing.
  4. If your paper or project is more than 4-5 pages, please identify those pages or sections on which you want to focus most.