The Writing Commons offers two modes of remote feedback for students who wish to work with our well-trained peer consultants.
Option 1: Remote Synchronous Feedback
Consultants will invite clients to meetings via Zoom. Sessions can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., depending on consultant availability.
Option 2: Asynchronous Holistic Feedback
Clients upload work along with any questions, assignment guidelines, rubrics, etc. Clients will then receive feedback via email within approximately 24 hours.
Students can sign up for sessions online.
Penn State Altoona’s Writing Commons helps students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers. Our method is multi-faceted, flexible, and above all, collaborative, reflecting our respect for the individual writer whose talents, voice, and goals are central to all our endeavors. Supportive, trained undergraduate peer Writing Consultants will work one-on-one with students at all levels, in all disciplines, and at any stage in the writing process. We are here to help with any writing assignment or project in any course.
What We Do
During each thirty-minute session, a Writing Consultant will meet one-on-one with you to discuss your written work. Writing Consultants are not editors and will not do the work for you, but they will help you to become a stronger writer by offering support and guidance on all writing matters, including good writing practices, documentation, and grammar.
The Writing Commons is in 127 Eiche, bottom floor of the library, across the hall from the Learning Resources Center (LRC).