Make an Appointment
Appointments and Walk-ins
Call 512-471-6222 or stop by the Center to make an appointment. We also accept walk-in clients. However, during busy times in the semester walk-ins may have to wait for a consultation. You are welcome to request a specific consultant if you know one with whom you’d like to work, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We cannot see clients whose papers are due in fewer than two hours. And the last consultations of each day start one hour before closing time.
Please note: if you are more than ten minutes late for your appointment your slot will be given to another student.
What to Bring
Please bring whatever work you have so far on the project. In addition, if you’re working on a paper for a class, bring the assignment sheet. If you haven’t started writing yet, you’re still welcome to visit the UWC; we’re happy to help writers get started on projects by practicing with them methods of invention, brainstorming, choosing a topic, and conducting research for projects that require it.
What to Expect
The service we provide is intended to help you become a better writer. We don’t, therefore, guarantee better grades, nor do we proofread or edit essays for you. Instead, we are here to show you how you can invent, focus, revise, develop, proofread, and otherwise strengthen your own writing. We focus on your goals and use the specific writing task at hand to practice strategies that meet those goals. See our FAQ section for more details.
A Typical Consultation Goes Something Like This...
Our friendly front desk person will greet you at the door and sign you in. She or he will then introduce you to your consultant. You and your consultant will find a table, talk about your writing project, and determine your goals for the session. You will work together to achieve those goals. At the conclusion of the consultation, the consultant will ask if you would like us to send a note to your instructor about the consultation. Most consultations last about 30 to 45 minutes.
Your visit to the UWC remains confidential unless you give us permission to send a note to your instructor. Our notes merely describe what you and the consultant worked on during the consultation; we do not evaluate you or your work in any way.