​​​​​Online Consultations

This service is intended for the use of YVC students only -- Thank you!

Online Consultations allow busy YV​C students to receive feedback on their work when they can't make it to one of the Centers during our regular hours.

online consultations 

Please be aware

  • Our consultants focus their comments first on content and organization.

  • We can answer specific questions about grammar, spelling, and punctuation; however,  we are not an "editing service" and will not proofread your work for you.

  • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for our response.

Help us to help you

  • Fill out all areas of the form (see below).

  • Ask specific questions or direct us to specific areas in your draft, or you may ask a general question if you don't have a draft yet.

Here are some examples of the kinds of questions you could ask:

  • Do my ideas seem to be in order? Are they organized?

  • Is my introduction interesting?

  • Does this part make sense? (point us to a specific paragraph or paragraphs)

  • Is my thesis clear? What is a thesis, anyway?

  • Do I have a main point? What is it?

  • I have been told I write a lot of run-ons. Do you see any run-on sentences? or How can I correct them?

  • Am I citing my sources correctly? Our instructor wants us to use MLA format.

  • Am I using semicolons correctly?