Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I have to make an appointment?
No. You can always come to AWE anytime it's open. We accept walk-in appointments.
However, if you have a specific time frame you need to meet, it's a good idea to make
an appointment. When you walk in, you might have to wait to see a coach; when you
have an appointment, that time belongs to you.
2. How do I make an appointment?
It's easy. You can find all the information for how to make an appointment under the
APPOINTMENTS section of this web site.
3. What should I bring to my appointment?
You should bring the prompt and/or rubric for your assignment so your writing coach can refer to it when looking at your work.
You can bring your paper as a hard copy, on a flash drive, or you can use an AWE computer
to pull up the assignment from your email or drop box. Bring any other materials necessary
to understand your assignment and complete your goals for the session.
4. What happens during a session?
Your coach will begin by asking you about the class and the assignment. Your coach
will then talk with you about your goals for the session and you'll decide what you
want to focus on. For the rest of the session, you and your coach will work collaboratively
to both improve the project you're working on and to improve your writing skills overall.
5. What if I only want to work on proofreading during a session?
We can assist you with this area. We are not an editing service where you simply drop
off your paper for someone else to correct; however, we work collaboratively with
clients. We can help you to polish and finish your paper.
6. Can you help me with formatting my paper?
Absolutely! We can assist with APA, MLA, and Turabian formatting. We encourage clients to utilize resources available at AWE such as tip sheets and
style guides to find the answers to your formatting questions.
7. I don't understand how to integrate research into my paper. Can you help with that?
Yes! We can show you how to take your research and integrate it into your paper properly and avoid plagiarism in the process.
8. How should I choose a writing coach?
Read the coach bios here! Find someone who shares a related major or hobby if possible. If you do not feel you
connect well with the coach you chose, you can always select a different coach for your next session.
9. How can I become a Writing Coach?
You can find out information about that HERE.
10. My professor is requiring me to come to AWE. How do you notify my professor?
When you are required to attend an AWE session for a specific assignment, let your
coach know right away. We have a report form we can complete for you, and you can
send that to your professor. Please note that we cannot simply sign a form for you
without completing the session.
11. I don't know what to write about. Can you help me with brainstorming?
We can help you with brainstorming! Bring your assignment prompt AWE. We can work collaboratively to figure out what interests you and what you could write about for the assignment.