Scheduling Your Writing Studio Consultation

The Writing Studio offers two options for receiving personalized help with a writing project.

Zoom consultations for live conversations about your ideas and your draft. You can brainstorm with a consultant or look over a draft with them through Google Docs. Expect to work actively on coming up with ideas and revising your writing. All Zoom consultations are 50 minutes and can be scheduled on the hour. Talk to a consultant now. 

Email consultations for written feedback. 5 pages max. If you submit anything longer, indicate what sections you would like the consultant to focus on. Make an appointment first and then submit your draft using our online submission form.

For assistance, contact Reception at tutorial@humboldt.edu or through Zoom.  Reception staff are available Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm.  

 

Watch Our Sample Zoom Consultation (3 min): 

 

How to Schedule a Zoom Consultation: 

Directions:

  • Log into tutortrac.humboldt.edu using your HSU login.
  • Click on Search Availability.
  • Center: Writing Studio.
  • Time and Days: You can schedule appointments up to two weeks ahead of time. We suggest searching all days and times.
  • Click Search.
  • If no options appear, try loosening the parameters for time and day.
  • You will see blocks of availability. Click on the time you would like.
  • Appointment Entry: Select a Subject (the class it's for) and a Reason (Zoom). Enter your phone number.
  • Notes: Type in the following:
    The writing project you’re working on (i.e., research paper, personal statement for grad school, rhetorical analysis) and the kinds of help and feedback you would like. Indicate if you would like to Zoom using full video/audio/chat, just audio/chat, or just chat. 
  • Click Save. You will receive an email confirmation.
  • 15 minutes prior to your appointment, a Zoom link will appear under "Upcoming Appointments" on your TutorTrac main page. Log in to TutorTrac and click the link to enter your session with the consultant. Make sure you are using your MyHumboldt account. 

How to Schedule an Email Consultation:

Directions:

  • Log into tutortrac.humboldt.edu using your HSU login.
  • Click on Search Availability.
  • Center: Writing Studio.
  • Time and Days: You can schedule appointments up to two weeks ahead of time. We suggest searching all days and times.
  • Click Search.
  • If no options appear, try loosening the parameters for time and day.
  • You will see blocks of availability. Click on the time you would like.
  • Appointment Entry Box: Select a Subject (the class it's for) and a Reason (email consultation). Enter your phone number. 
  • Notes: Type in “Email Consultation.”
  • Submit you draft: Go to https://learning.humboldt.edu/writing-studio-email-consultation-request and follow the directions. Submit your draft at least an hour before your appointment. Word .doc or .docx. are preferred.
  • Your draft will be read by a consultant at your appointment time. You will receive feedback over email within 8 hours of your appointment time.
  • Want more feedback? You can schedule another appointment for the following week.

How to Cancel Your Appointment

  • Log into tutortrac.humboldt.edu and go to the Main Menu.
  • Upcoming Appointments: Click on the “X” next to your appointment and confirm cancellation.
  • If you know you need to cancel, please do so quickly so your slot can open for another writer.

Need help?

  • Try using another browser or another computer.
  • Still not working? Contact Reception at tutorial@humboldt.edu or through Zoom. Reception staff are available Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm. 
  • Watch the longer instructional video: YouTube.