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How to make a Reading/Writing Center appointment

How to make a Reading/Writing Center appointment (via Starfish)

1. Sign into Starfish.

2. In the search bar, type "rwc".

3. Select "Learning Commons: Reading/Writing Center."

4. Click the blue "Schedule Appointment" button.

5. Select either "In-person appointment" or "Feedback via email (non-interactive)."

  • In-person appointments with peer or faculty tutors are 40 minutes long and are ideal for brainstorming and early-stage drafting, ready-related sessions, or just having a friendly conversation about all things reading/writing.
  • Feedback via email is a good option for those who aren't available during RWC open hours or who would prefer to communicate via writing rather than face-to-face.

6. Using the calendar at the top left, select a date.

7. On the right-hand side, choose your appointment time and the tutor with whom you’d like to work. Click "Continue."

8. Click "Add a course" and select the course the assignment is for.

9. In the box below that, type a brief note to let us know what you hope to accomplish in the session.

10. Click the "Confirm" button.

You will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details.

  • If you requested an In-person appointment, bring a laptop with you if possible, and be ready to share the assignment prompt and draft (if applicable) with your tutor via Google Docs. The RWC is located in Gerber 423.
  • If you requested Feedback via email (non-interactive), please share your draft assignment prompt, and revision priorities with the tutor by filling out this short form ASAP.

If you need to cancel your appointment:

1.   Sign into Starfish, if necessary.

2.   Click the menu icon in the top left corner.

3.   Select "Upcoming."

4.   Click the "more" icon in the lower right-hand corner of the appointment details.    

5.   Click “Cancel appointment.”

If you have trouble setting up or canceling your appointment, call 309-794-8987 or email

Reading/Writing Center hours

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Sunday: 7-9 p.m.