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Consulting Guidelines

Graduate Writing Lab(GWL)
Room 108 - Kresge Hall
(404) 880-8426
(404) 880-8535 Fax



GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTING GUIDELINES

Consultants are
ENCOURAGED to:


    • Uphold the policies and procedures of the GRLC.


    • Support a collaborative learning environment in which understanding is maximized.


    • Maintain professional conduct


    • Assist registered graduate or professional students with writing related to their academic and professional goals, except those forms of writing excluded by the assistance policy.


    • keep the student actively involved in the session by listening more than speaking.


    •  Offer honest and practical encouragement and constructive criticism.


    • Acknowledge that they cannot answer all questions, but will, to the best of their ability, refer students to the proper resource.

    • Utilize, as much as possible, the resources available in the GRC to improve learning sessions.



Consultants are PROHIBITED from:


    • Changing or editing work of students without consulting with them first.


    • Doing a student’s work for them or imposing ideas on a student.


    • Assisting a student with writing for examinations or other excluded types of writing (see GWL Policies for more information).


    • Discussing students’ projects or writings outside the Graduate Writing Lab.


    • Predicting a student’s grade, either for a paper or for a class.