Welcome to the Graduate Online Writing Studio! Our experienced and supportive writing consultants offer holistic writing consultations to hone your writing, reading, critical thinking, and research skills. In the Writing Studio, we teach you how to write to learn. In doing so, you will focus on areas such as brainstorming, outlining, and drafting with a focus on assignment learning outcomes. Specifically, we will show you how to think critically about your work, analyze resources, show evidence of learning, consider your audience, paraphrase, and much more.
We expect you to take an active role in the writing-to-learn process. Ideally, you will return each week to scaffold your learning and self-evaluate as you continue to use our resource. We invite you to explore the valuable learning resources on our website that we have curated especially for you. We look forward to helping you succeed in your academic and professional career.
To contact us, please email us at [email protected].
To request a writing consultation, attach your assignment and a completed Writing Consultation Request form to an email from your Keiser University email account and send it to [email protected] for assistance. Both documents must be in MS Word or PDF format.
No. Writing consultants provide meaningful feedback on your work in a separate document called a Writing Studio Student Portfolio. The portfolio is a living document housed in a Microsoft OneDrive folder. Only the Writing Studio, you, and your professor have access to it.
Every time you use the Writing Studio, our team will share feedback on your work in your portfolio, which you can view at any time. This portfolio will remain with you throughout your time as a student at the university.
Our consultations will identify opportunities for growth and commend you for the progress you demonstrate. The feedback you receive will be supportive and intended to help you succeed in your academic and professional career.
Every time you return to the Writing Studio, we will review the feedback we provided during prior visits, so we can ensure you are learning the best practices we share with you. Each new consultation in the portfolio will address prior issues, if necessary, and seek to identify new learning opportunities. The portfolio helps us track your progress and work collaboratively with you to close the loop on the learning strategies we share with you.
If you have questions about feedback on a writing consultation, you can schedule a phone call with a writing consultant after they review your assignment. To schedule a call, click the Microsoft Bookings calendar scheduler in your Writing Studio portfolio, locate the writing consultant’s name on the calendar, and select a date and time from their availability that fits your schedule.
Return times vary from a few hours to four days (96 hours) during our busiest days. The length of time depends on the number of student requests in the queue ahead of you when you submit your request and the length of your document. We cannot predict return times. We make every effort to send you feedback as soon as possible. When you submit your work, you will receive an automated email reply that serves as confirmation. Please read it carefully to ensure you comply with our submission requirements.
We encourage every professor to provide a penalty-free extension to students who submit their requests to us before their assignment deadline, so you have time to make improvements and grow as a student. We encourage you to check with your professor for details on their policy.
You may use the Writing Studio as needed. Since we are not an editing service, though, we expect you to take the feedback we provide and apply it to your existing assignment and other assignments before resubmitting an assignment or submitting a new assignment. This step allows us to verify the transfer of knowledge and focus on new lessons. Thus, you may submit one assignment at a time. Please wait until you receive an assignment back and apply the feedback we share to all live documents before resubmitting an assignment or submitting a new assignment. Understanding that we focus on your long-term growth as a scholarly writer, we expect you to participate in the process by reflecting on your strengths and growth opportunities.
After a writing consultant provides feedback in your Writing Studio portfolio, they will share the document with you and your professor via the Writing Studio’s Microsoft OneDrive. You will receive it via email as a view only SharePoint file. Only the recipients of the file will be able to open it. It will appear as a Word document once you click “Open” at the bottom of the message. You will find your most recent consultation feedback dated at the top of your portfolio. You must use your Keiser University email account. You will not be able to open your portfolio from any other email account. Please contact the Help Desk if you need technical assistance accessing the document.
We provide your professor with view-only access to your Writing Studio portfolio so they can read the suggestions we share with you and reinforce these lessons with you in class. The Writing Studio team collaborates with your professors to maximize your learning experience. Professors applaud students who use the Writing Studio as it demonstrates your dedication to learning.
Yes! Most students who use the Writing Studio are earning good grades. Since most rubrics primarily assess course content, they do not necessarily correlate to your writing skills. In other words, a high grade in a course does not necessarily mean that you are a proficient writer. Every student can benefit from feedback on their writing. It will serve you well in your academic and professional career.
The Writing Studio is available seven days per week. Writing consultants work on a rotating basis throughout the day and evening, including weekends.
No. You can apply feedback as you see fit based on your familiarity with your course, assignment, and professor. Writing Studio consultants do not have the expertise you do in your academic area, so we defer to students to make final decisions on their content.
You can schedule an appointment through Microsoft Bookings for a phone consultation. You can find the link to schedule an appointment in the auto reply email you receive when you submit your request and in your Writing Studio portfolio. Please wait to schedule a phone consultation until after you receive your portfolio back.
It depends. If we determine that you are repeating mistakes, we may stop after a certain number of pages and encourage you to apply our feedback to the rest of your work. Since we do not edit work, it would not make sense to repeat the same feedback on paraphrasing, organization, showing evidence of learning, etc.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you a grade. Our goal is to provide you with meaningful and relevant feedback to help improve your learning experience. Most students who use the Writing Studio express satisfaction with our feedback and use our resource regularly.