Prepare for Your Appointment

Send Before Your Appointment

To prepare for either a phone or Zoom consultation, you will need to send in a Word attachment of your assignment any time before the start of your appointment, along with a phone number where you can be reached. Even if you have opted for a Zoom appointment, we would still like a phone number in case we run into technical difficulties. Please send the Word draft of your assignment to

Please also provide any information that you think would help us better understand the assignment, including 1-3 issues you would like for us to work on with you. You can provide this information in your Starfish appointment description, in the document itself, and/or in your email. You can also discuss these concerns at the beginning of your session with your tutor.

What Else You Should Bring

Bring whatever you have, including notes, pre-draft exercises, drafts, or portions of drafts. Also, please bring the assignment sheet or prompt for your essay, as well as any comments you have from your instructor. You are also welcome to bring in examples of your previously graded work.

Trite as it may sound, an open mind is the most important thing you can bring to your appointment. Plan to take notes.