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Write Place FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


No.  Students may bring any writing assignment from any course. Write Place consultants can address writing assignments from all disciplines including a Biology lab report, a business marketing plan, or an English research essay.  Creative writing can also be addressed as well as essays for graduate school applications.

There is no limit to how often a student utilizes the Write Place services.


No.  During a consultation, students work one-on-one with a consultant.  Write Place Consultants do not “fix” essays; they work with a student to help improve the writing and the student's skills as a writer. The Write Place does offer a Digital Drop Off option through Isidore if a student would prefer to receive comments electronically. 


It is a good idea to have questions in mind about your writing.  What is the biggest concern?  What is the main goal for the consultation session? It is also helpful to bring a hardcopy of the paper, the assignment sheet or writing prompt. These should be provided to a student by their instructor. Students must present their student ID at every consultation session.


Absolutely!  It is always helpful to brainstorm ideas with another person.  This is an important part of the writing process, often referred to as pre-writing.  Writing consultants are happy to help a student generate ideas for their paper. As well as share writing strategies with students.

Writing consultants can assist with nearly any aspect of writing including organizing ideas, developing a thesis, clarifying or expanding points, developing evidence, following MLA or APA guidelines, and grammar.  Since consultants enjoy writing, they will often give a student tips on how to enhance their writing process.


It is best to come to the Write Place in advance of a paper’s due date.  This ensures that the consultant can spend enough time to address any concerns.  Consultants will do their best to work with a student given any time limitations.


Write Place consultants strive to improve student's writing. Write Place consultants are not instructors; they will NOT predict or guarantee what grade a student will receive. Please talk directly with instructors for an assessment of writing assignments.


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Write Place

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
937-229-2066
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