Writing Studio

In-Person Consultations

Meet with a consultant for an in-person one-on-one or group appointment to review a paper. Go to Our Scheduler to view consultant availability. If you have scheduled an in-person consultation, please review our In-Person Appointment Information prior to your appointment.

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Online Consultations

Meet with a consultant online one-on-one or with your group to review 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 start time.

Should you experience technical difficulties accessing your appointment, email uawrite@uark.edu for assistance.

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm - 9pm

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 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 4:30pm

In-Person Drop-in Consulting

Available for quick questions, no appointment necessary.  Sessions are approximately 20 minutes, but can go longer if demand for consultants is low. If you plan to attend Drop-in Consulting, please review our In-Person Appointment Information prior to your attending.

All drop-in hours will be held in the Writing Studio.

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Research Librarian available for in-person drop-ins Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

Want to book for a group assignment?

Groups can book for in-person and online appointments.

Have one member of your group schedule the appointment. Before confirming the appointment, leave the email addresses of all group members in the notes section so that we can add them to the appointment manually. If your group has signed up for an online appointment, follow the same directions and let your group know that each person will receive a Zoom link from the consultant before the appointment.

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.

Students can bring any course paper, application document, or essay. We do not work on graduate candidacy exams or work you are required to complete alone.

Consultants will provide feedback on your paper multiple times as long as you revise your writing between appointments.

Consultants can cover about 5 pages in an hour. Long documents require multiple visits.

Log into Our Scheduler and click the link under your appointment.

The group leader makes appointment and notifies members of time and location.

Yes, consultants will help you understand assignment, brainstorm, plan, and outline.

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.

All Writing Studio Consultants complete College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Level I Certification training 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.

There is no cost to attend a Writing Studio consultation!

Meet our Writing Studio Team

Graduate Writing Studio Consultants

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Tate Aldrich

Picture of Jack Arbuckle

Jack Arbuckle

Picture of Sylvia Foster

Sylvia Foster

Picture of Amber Giacona

Amber Giacona

Picture of Darby Gilliland

Darby Gilliland

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A.G. Holdier

Picture of Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Picture of Martha Pearce

Martha Pearce

Picture of Nicole Rikard

Nicole Rikard

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Ana Rodriguez

Picture of Eden Shulman

Eden Shulman

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Emily Vance

Undergraduate Writing Studio Consultants

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Kylie Bonham

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Corinne Bryan

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Ava Buchanan

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Olivia Ervin

Picture of Kristen Fite

Kristen Fite

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Amelia Gutche

Picture of Shaylee Luedders

Shaylee Luedders

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Brian Nicholson

Composition I Specialists

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Mia Bingaman

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Ali Harrison

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Amelia Hirsch

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Claire Lindley

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Abby Long

Picture of Amit Patil

Amit Patil

Picture of Cara Swaim

Cara Swaim

Picture of Belinda Watson

Belinda Watson

Graduate Assistants

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Jessie Brown

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Michel LaCrue

Connect with the Writing Studio

General questions?

Email uawrite@uark.edu.

Faculty questions?

Quick questions? Email Dana Blair.

Want to meet? Request an appointment.

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