Types of individual appointments
The Hixon Writing Center currently offers three modes for receiving feedback on and support of your writing. Writers can make all three types of appointments by accessing our "Writing Center Scheduling" application via access.caltech.edu.
- In-person meetings (called "face-to-face" in our schedule) take place in the Hixon Writing Center in the Center for Student Services Building. These meetings involve an in-person conversation about your writing with one of our staff members.
- Remote meetings (called "online" in our schedule) take place in Zoom. These meetings involve an online conversation about your writing with one of our staff members.
- Feedback letters (called "eTutoring" in our schedule) consist of submitting a draft to our schedule and receiving a written feedback letter from a peer tutor. These meetings do not involve a conversation with our staff members. Feedback letters are only offered to undergraduate writers by our undergraduate peer tutors.
Some of our staff members may only be available by certain modes. For example, the peer tutors who work in evenings or weekends do not offer in-person appointments in our center, since the Center for Student Services is closed at those times. Writing specialists do not offer feedback letters. The schedule will allow you to make every kind of appointment each staff member offers.
You can learn more about the support we offer writers on our individual appointments page.