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The Howe Writing Center (HWC) is eager to support FSB students’ writing projects, whether for FSB assignments or other courses. You can take advantage of these consultations at any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming for ideas to polishing your final draft.

For Fall 2021, the Howe Writing Center is back for on-campus consultations in all our locations: King Library, the Howe Center for Business Writing (3064 FSB) and 18 Peabody Hall. We offer face-to-face, live online, or written online sessions. Please note that written online appointments are reserved for Miami regional students and online learners, not for students taking classes on the Oxford campus.

Hours vary by location. Howe Center for Business Writing hours are Monday to Friday, 12:00 PM—4:00 PM. If you have questions or need help scheduling, call 513-529-6100 or stop by our front desk in King Library.


What are my appointment options?

Face-to-Face

You can meet face-to-face with a consultant in our King Library, Peabody Hall, or Farmer School of Business locations. You and your consultant will make a plan for the session, discuss your writing concerns, and work collaboratively to compose or revise a draft.  After the consultation, you’ll receive a report that provides session notes and plans for further writing.

Group

Working on a group project and want feedback?  HWC consultants are happy to help!  While we welcome consultations on group projects at any of our locations, the HCBW has plasma screens that make it easy to view and revise slide decks content and format. 

Live Online

If you’d rather meet with a consultant virtually, schedule a live online appointment. These consultations take place in real-time via video conferencing. You’ll use video, audio, chat, and a shared whiteboard to discuss your writing. 

Written Online

These appointments are for Miami student writers who are taking online courses or who attend a regional campus. You select an appointment time, upload your writing document(s), and complete a detailed appointment form. The consultant reads and responds to your work, returning written feedback shortly after the end of your appointment time. There is no live interfacing with your consultant.

Are there HWC consultants who come from an FSB background?

HWC writing consultants are Miami undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.  Many of the consultants who work at the HCBW in FSB are business majors or minors.  All of them attend regular workshops on business writing (facilitated by FSB faculty) to develop their expertise in this field.

You can look through our consultant bios to learn more about their majors and interests. This information may help you find a consultant you think a particularly good fit for your writing questions or tasks.

 

What kinds of writing can I bring to my consultation?

HWC writing consultants can assist you with just about any project. Here’s a list of the kinds of writing we regularly see:

  •         Papers, reports, and group projects for any course, in any department
  •         Cover letters, personal statements, and applications for fellowships and employment
  •         Honors theses, Miami Plan capstone projects, master’s theses, and dissertations
  •         Personal and professional writing projects outside of class assignments
  •         Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other forms of creative writing

We are happy to look at any and all career-focused documents, but we also recommend the Center for Career Exploration for specific advice on resumes.


Accessibility

The Howe Writing Center is committed to helping provide accommodations for all Miami writers who have scheduled writing center consultations. To request an accommodation, or to inquire about the accommodations we can provide (i.e., viewing or accessing materials in alternative formats, using assistive technologies during an in-person consultation), please contact writing center manager Kate Francis (francik@miamioh.edu) at least 2 business days prior to your consultation.