How We Can Help You

Face-to-Face Consultations

These types of sessions are most common. You will come to the Writing Center and sit with a consultant. To begin the session, you will be asked for the reasons for your visit, the assignment on which you are working and your goals for the session. It is crucial for you to be able to verbalize these elements so we can best assist you.

A face-to-face session can address any step in the writing process and isn’t restricted to academic assignments. For example, if you are writing a scholarship essay, working on a website or a literature review, we can help you.

Face-to-face sessions are offered in 30-minute or one-hour time slots. Additionally, we can accommodate groups working together on projects.

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Online Consultations

Lamar University has a significant online student population as well as many students who commute. Therefore, the Writing Center wants to provide support if you cannot physically come into the center.

If you are interested in having an online session, you should have the following:

  • Computer with camera/speaker/headphones (optional)*
  • A solid Internet connection
  • Questions about your assignment

To ensure a productive session, you must be at your computer for the entire session.

Follow these instructions:

  • Make an appointment online and specify that you would like an online session (the third option).
  • Email with your LU email address, assignment and/or document at least 10 minutes before your session start time.
  • Check your email for an email from and a link to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  • Click the link and share video/audio.
  • Have your document open to reference and make adjustments.
  • The session will proceed as normal, so please make sure you are prepared.

*Please test your camera and speaker prior to your session. Instructions are available.