Prepare for Your Appointment

Before Your Appointment

If you have an in-person appointment, please bring a printed copy of your draft with you to Gilman 230. We’d strongly prefer a double-spaced copy so that the tutor can make marks directly on your printout.

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 You can visit the “How Appointments Work” tab for more detailed instructions about Zoom and phone appointments.

What Else You Should Bring

In addition to your draft, please bring the assignment sheet or prompt for your essay and any guidelines that you think your tutor ought to be aware of. You are also welcome to bring notes, pre-draft exercises, prior drafts, or comments from your instructor if you think they will help your tutor to better understand the assignment, your approach, your writing style and needs, and so on.

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