Writers may submit up to ~3,000 words, or roughly 12 double-spaced pages. Extended Read appointments works best when the writer:
Our consultants may not be able to read the entire document, so providing specific areas for review ensures that you get the most relevant feedback possible.
Given the popularity of this service, each writer is limited to two (2) submissions per week.
Not sure what kinds of questions to ask? Here are some examples of strong, specific questions when submitting a request for an Extended Read appointment.
Graduate students, post-docs, and community writers whose projects may be longer than can be covered in our 25- or 45-minute sessions.
If you are an undergraduate and think your project would benefit from an Extended Read appointment, contact the Writing Center.
Similar to our other appointment types, Extended Reads are not available to serve as editing appointments. The Writing Center does not offer copy editing. Contact us for a list of local editors-for-hire if you are looking for final copy editing for a dissertation, thesis, or article.
Extended Reads are not available to help with your comprehensive or qualifying exams. For all disciplines except Human Relations, Writing Center consultants cannot help with comprehensive exams without written permission from the professor or committee chair. Academic integrity matters.
Extended Reads are good for:
Extended Reads are not good for:
Did you submit for an Extended Read but haven't received feedback? Email the main Writing Center email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.