Online Writing Consultation Submission Form

Writing consultants are available to work with you online!

If you are a GVSU student taking Grand Valley classes online or at the Holland, Traverse City, Petoskey, or Muskegon campuses, or if you are enrolled in graduate courses at GVSU, you can access a consultant's services via this web form. Please keep in mind that it is much easier to work through grammar, punctuation, documentation, and style guide issues face-to-face, and the consultants will not make any changes to your paper. In addition, to get the best feedback possible, you must provide the consultant with information about the assignment you are working on, as well as your questions or concerns about the draft you've written.

Please submit no more than ten double-spaced pages for response. Allow up to 72 hours to receive a response from a writing consultant.

Please fill out the form completely before uploading your file in Word or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

Reminder: this service is available only to GVSU students enrolled in graduate courses or online classes, or taking classes at the Holland, Traverse City, Petoskey, or Muskegon campuses.

Personal Information

Is English a second language for you?

Do you want your instructor to be notified of this consultation?

How did you hear about the Center's online consultation service? (check all that apply)

Information about the Assignment

When is this paper due?

Please describe the assignment in as much detail as possible. (what you are supposed to do; how long the completed assignment must be; what documentation style you should follow; etc) If your assignment sheet is available to you electronically, please copy and paste the handout here.:

Please tell us your thesis or the point of your paper.

Indicate which paragraphs or features of the writing you are most concerned about (the introduction; the conclusion; the overall pattern of organization; whether you get off track; etc). Please limit yourself to 1-3 questions/concerns for the consultant to address in his or her comments to you.

Please note:

  • To ask 1-2 quick questions about grammar, punctuation, or documentation, use our Grammar Chat service.
  • If you have lots of questions about the paper, or several grammar, punctuation, or documentation questions, please come into the Center to work with a consultant in person.
  • If you are experiencing writer's block or need help brainstorming ideas, please come into the Center to work with a consultant.
  • Consultants will not edit or proofread papers, nor will they rewrite passages for you.

Please note that it could take up to 72 hours to receive a consultant's response to your paper.

File Upload

Please upload your assignment in Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text (.rtf) format.