Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Online Consultations

Can’t make it to an Individual Writing Consultation in person?

The Graduate Writing Lab also offers online, video chat-based consultations to accommodate your needs. 

Video chat. Online consultation.

Online consultations are like standard face-to-face consultations, but over your computer! To schedule an online appointment with a Writing Advisor, simply select “Yes - Meet Online” in the Writing Consultations schedule form for your desired appointment time. Your Writing Advisor will be notified of your preference, and will arrange with you ahead of your meeting to choose a chat platform for your appointment. Our Writing Advisors use a variety of chat platforms, including the WCOnline video chat available through the scheduling system, Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom.

Detailed instructions for the WCOnline chat platform are available to download here. This chat feature can be accessed in your appointment form in the Writing Consultations schedule by clicking on the red “Start or Join Online Consultation” button.