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Each year we meet with thousands of Ball State writers in free writing feedback sessions. Writing theory tells us that writers can make great gains in their writing when they receive individualized feedback during the writing process. Thus, the Writing Center feedback sessions are set up provide you an attentive reader and ample feedback before you submit your final version.
If you are working on a writing project and need help planning or are ready for feedback, you can set up an appointment with our online scheduler. We have online and in-person appointments available at our two Writing Centers: Robert Bell 295 and the Writing Center@Bracken.
Anyone at Ball State (students, faculty, staff) is able to make two appointments each week (but only one appointment per day). Appointments last up to 50 minutes long.
During your appointment, the tutor will point out areas of concern and give suggestions for improving your writing. Throughout the session, you will be expected to be actively engaged, making the crucial revision decisions. Your writing improves as you develop skills and build on your writing strengths, focusing on one aspect of your writing at a time. Together, you and your tutor discuss the reason for your visit and determine the most crucial writing tasks to be addressed. The tutor usually focuses on one or two specific aspects of the project that you feel need the most attention. You can make follow-up appointments, if you have additional concerns that could not be addressed in your initial appointment.
If you are working on a digital writing project and want space, software access, or support, make a reservation for our Digital Writing Studio. The Digital Writing Studio is in Robert Bell 116 and is always staffed by a tutor for questions that come up as you work.
Please let us know when you schedule your appointment if you may need any accommodations.