Asynchronous Consult Sign-Up

The SCS Writing Lab is now offering asynchronous writing consults. (We will still be offering synchronous, one-on-one consults as well if you would prefer to stick with that–sign up for synchronous sessions here.)

You can sign up for an asynchronous consult at the bottom of this page, under the “How can I sign up for an asynchronous consult?” header. If you have questions about asynchronous consultations or any other Writing Lab offerings, feel free to email scswritinglab@georgetown.edu

How do asynchronous consultations work?

With asynchronous consultations, you will not meet with a specific writing consultant in real time. Instead, you will complete a form and upload two things: (1) your work and (2) your professor’s assignment description/requirements. Then, a consultant will spend about an hour reviewing your work and email you a report with feedback within 48 hours, not including weekends. If the end of your 48 hours falls on a weekend, you will receive your feedback by the end of day on that following Monday.

Why asynchronous consultations?

Even before COVID-19, students studying at SCS had unique schedules. Many students already have busy careers in their field, as well as children at home and/or other responsibilities that make scheduling live appointments difficult. Some students are even in different time zones! Asynchronous sessions allow for maximum flexibility for both students and consultants.

In addition to the scheduling benefits, asynchronous sessions allow students to digest feedback at their own pace. They may read the report at any time and work on revisions as they have time and energy, rather than trying to remember everything said in the moment during a synchronous session.

Will an asynchronous consultant fix all of my mistakes?

No. Like in our live sessions, asynchronous consultants will concern themselves first with your organization, argument, support, cohesion, clarity, etc. They might not make changes to your original document at all and might instead simply write feedback in the feedback form for you to follow. If you have many spelling mistakes or grammatical errors, your consultant will of course point them out, but this is not their first concern.

Are there limits to asynchronous consults?

Students are limited to one (1) asynchronous consultation request every 48 hours. In addition, we have a limited amount of consultant hours dedicated to asynchronous sessions. We will do our best to accommodate every request, though there may be times that submissions will be closed or timeframes lengthened due to high volume.

How can I sign up for an asynchronous consult?

Sign up for asynchronous consultations here. Please have your work and the assignment expectations from your professor ready to upload, along with any specific questions you may have for your consultant.

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