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Instructions for booking appointments:

All KUMC Writing Center services are free of charge for KUMC students. Postdocs are required to pay an additional fee.

Face-to-Face Appointments

Face-to-Face appointments are suspended at this time due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. To schedule an in-person one-on-one meeting with a writing center tutor:

  1. Log into our scheduler here.
  2. Select "writing services"
  3. Select "Face-to-Face," either for 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
  4. Select a reason for your visit.
  5. Follow the scheduler prompts to select and confirm a time.
  6. Log into the scheduler at your scheduled meeting time.

Asynchronous Written Comments

Asynchronous Written Comment sessions occur when a writer shares a digital copy of their work. At the scheduled time, the writing center tutor will write comments about the project. Typically, this is done through Microsoft Word's comment bubble feature.

To schedule an Asycnchronous Written Comments session:

  1. Log into our scheduler here.
  2. Click "Schedule an Appointment," select "writing services," and click "Continue.
  3. Select "Asynchronous Written Comments" and click "Continue."
  4. Select a reason for your visit and click "Continue."
  5. Select an appointment date and click "Search for appointments."
  6. Select an available time and click "Continue."
  7. Click "Schedule."
  8. Upload your document to Microsoft OneDrive and share your document link in the text box below. Share links must be set to "People in University of Kansas Medical Center with the link," with the "allow editing" box checked.
  9. Paste your share link into the text box of the appointment booking form and click "Submit Final."

Synchronous Zoom Meeting

Synchronous Zoom Meeting sessions occur when a writer and a tutor meet over webcam in Zoom to discuss the writer's work. At the scheduled time, the writing center tutor enters the zoom room and screen shares the writer's document. Your tutor will review your document at the scheduled appointment time. To access the Zoom room, users must log into the scheduler before their session begins. 

To schedule an Asycnchronous Written Comments session:

  1. Log into our scheduler here.
  2. Click "Schedule an Appointment," select "writing services," and click "Continue."
  3. Select "Synchronous Zoom Meeting" for either 30 or 60 minutes and click "Continue."
  4. Select a reason for your visit and click "Continue."
  5. Select an appointment date and click "Search for appointments."
  6. Select an available time and click "Continue."
  7. Click "Schedule."
  8. Upload your document to Microsoft OneDrive and share your document link in the text box below. Share links must be set to "People in University of Kansas Medical Center with the link," with the "allow editing" box checked.
  9. Paste your share link into the text box of the appointment booking form and click "Submit Final."

Writing Groups

Writing groups are safe places where students can seek advice and support from peers and the writing center about challenging projects such as articles, proposals, and dissertations/theses. Each group is facilitated by a writing center tutor. Meetings allow space for questions, focused time to get writing done, and discussion.

To sign up for one of our writing groups, log into our scheduler here and select "Groups/Workshops." The "sign up" button will appear to the right of all available groups..



Last modified: Apr 14, 2021
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Phone: 913-945-8477
Mail Stop: 1050
Location: Dykes Library G011
Email: writing@kumc.edu

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