Writing Studio


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Schedule Ahead

In-Person Consultations

Meet with a consultant for an in-person consultation to review a paper. Go to Our Scheduler to view consultant availability. 

Online Consultations

We currently offer synchronous online consultations in which you meet with a Writing Consultant through Zoom to discuss your paper. Schedule your appointment and view appointment details in Our Scheduler. The green "join session" link will appear in your upcoming appointments one hour prior to the start time. 

If you have extenuating circumstances requiring an asynchronous appointment, you must get administrative approval by emailing Anne Raines.

Schedule an Appointment

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 6:45 pm (in-person & online)

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm (online only)

Friday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm (in-person & online)

Sunday

1:30 pm - 7:30 pm (online only)

 Drop-In @ The CORD

No appointment? No problem!

In-Person Drop-in Consulting

Available for quick questions, no appointment necessary. Sessions are approximately 20 minutes but can go longer if the demand for consultants is low.

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 6:45 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

In-Studio Writing

Come write in The Writing Studio even if you don’t have an appointment! We offer plenty of space with great views for individuals or groups, and the great thing is that when writer’s block hits, a writing consultant is right there and available to help.

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 6:45 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Meet with a Research Librarian

You can stop by our space to meet with a Research Librarian as a drop-in or you can schedule an appointment. To make an appointment, log in to our scheduling system and select “Meet with a Research Librarian,” which is found underneath “Writing Studio.” All meetings with a Research Librarian through the Writing Studio happen in person at the CORD in room 209, just like our in-person and drop-in writing consultations.

Spring 2024 Availability

2/7: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2/14: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2/21: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2/28: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3/6: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

3/13: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3/27: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

4/3: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

4/10: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

4/17: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

4/24: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

5/1: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm each week

Preparing for Your
Writing Consultation

Writing consultants are on your team and want to help you become a better writer! Here’s what you can do to make the most of your consultation:

Ask Questions

  • Make a list of your questions and concerns and bring the list to your consultation.
  • During your consultation, ask questions until you understand a concept. We love questions!

Plan Ahead

  • Before attending, upload your paper to your appointment in our scheduler.
  • Plan on booking multiple consultations to review a longer paper (4-6+ pages, depending on genre). You can book three appointments per week; there is no limit using drop-in consulting.

Seek to Grow as a Writer

  • Understand that writing consultants will provide feedback and answer any questions you have, but they cannot edit your work. You are the ultimate owner of the paper.
  • Take the new skills you learned and apply them to unreviewed or future writing. For example, if you learned how to use a reverse outline, try making a reverse outline on the next paper you write. If you and your consultant addressed a comma splice, check the rest of your paper for comma splices as well.
  • For best results, revise based on the feedback you received in one consultation before attending your next consultation.

Writing Studio FAQs

Writing Groups

Working on a thesis, dissertation, or article? Interested in developing your creative writing skills? Join a writing group!

Writing groups are a great way to hold yourself accountable during longer writing projects and build writing skills. The Writing Studio can help you form successful writing groups by connecting you with other students working on a similar academic level and with similar writing projects.

About the Writing Studio

The Writing Studio provides one-on-one writing consultations to all students at any stage of the writing process. You can work with a Writing Studio Consultant on any type of writing: course papers, scholarship essays, personal statements, other application documents, and more. In a consultation, you will learn revision strategies for developing your academic and professional writing skills. There is no cost to attend a Writing Studio consultation!

The Writing Studio is certified through the College Reading & Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).

All Writing Studio Consultants complete CRLA Level I Certification during their first year of consulting, and we work hard to ensure that all consultants have the tools and resources to assist you to the best of their ability.

Meet our Writing Studio Team

Graduate Writing Studio Consultants

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Tate Aldrich

Picture of Kim Awa

Kim Awa

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Corinne Bryan

Picture of Sylvia Foster

Sylvia Foster

Picture of Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

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Matthew Warren


Undergraduate Writing Studio Consultants

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Mia Bingaman

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Samara Crouse

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Amelia Hirsch

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Shaylee Luedders

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Abby Long

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Amit Patil

Picture of Cara Swaim

Cara Swaim


Graduate Assistants

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Jessie Brown

Connect with the Writing Studio

General questions?

Email uawrite@uark.edu.

Faculty questions?

Quick questions? Email Anne Raines.

Want to meet? Request an appointment.

Want to stay in the know?

Subscribe to our mailing list.

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