The Writing Center Consultants are knowledgeable folks who can provide you with guidance and support on a wide variety of writing projects or other types of assignments. They can help no matter where you are in your process, from brainstorming ideas, to crafting a thesis, to outlining, to sentence-level polishing, to cheering you on as you submit your final draft.
Writing Center Consultants offer free one-on-one consultations online for students enrolled in The Seattle School’s graduate degree programs. Book a Zoom meeting with a Writing Center Consultant whenever you need support on a writing project. On campus appointments are not available at this time.
Click the link below to schedule a 40-minute appointment. We will e-mail you the Zoom link in advance of your appointment. Please do not share copies of papers or other documents via Google Drive or e-mail. You’ll be able to share your paper “live” using screen share during our meeting.
Note: Consultants are not available to read work in advance and will focus primarily on discussing, rather than reading, your work in progress. We do not copyedit, proofread, or check citations but will support and resource you towards editing your own work.What kinds of help can the Writing Center Consultants provide?
Writing Center Consultants can help:
- Answer your questions about writing
- Talk through your challenges and/or worries about writing
- Provide space and time for you to focus on your paper
- Refer you to writing resources
Consultants also offer coaching on:
- Brainstorming ideas
- Crafting a thesis statement
- Organizing your notes and thoughts
- Narrowing down your ideas when you feel like you have too many
- Outlining your paper
- Grammar, style, and punctuation
- Citing in APA and Chicago styles
- Creating a schedule for completing your paper
- Developing a writing process that works for you
Note: Consultants are not available to read work in advance and will focus primarily on discussing, rather than reading, your work in progress. We do not copyedit, proofread, or check citations but will support and resource you towards editing your own work.
Click the link below to schedule a 40-minute appointment. The link will bring you to the Writing Center Google Calendar. Please book your slot at least 12 hours in advance of when you want to meet. We do our best to accommodate same-day appointment requests, but we can’t guarantee your slot unless you book at least 12 hours in advance.
If you don’t see an appointment time that works for you, please e-mail us at email@example.com. While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to meet outside the hours posted on the calendar, we’ll do our best to find a time that fits your schedule.
Consultant Cristin Fenzel
A former attorney, Cristin Fenzel works as a writing coach, movement teacher, and teaching theater artist. Cristin coaches writing using a creative, uplifting approach. Through dynamic questioning, she coaches writers to develop their ideas, substantiate their arguments, and become thoughtful readers of their own work. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. She holds a Certificate in Editing and a Certificate in Writing for Children, both from the University of Washington. With over 15 years of professional and academic writing experience, Cristin also loves using movement and games — many of them drawn from her theater and improvisation training — to help writers develop a process that works for them. If you think and write best by bouncing your ideas back and forth with someone, Cristin might be a good fit for you!
Consultant Dr. Kait Dugan
Dr. Kait Dugan is the director of the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and theology editor & operations manager for The Other Journal at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She received a BA in philosophy and political science from Taylor University, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Kait previously served as a writing tutor at The Center for Writing and Learning at The Cooper Union in New York City. Kait also has extensive editorial experience: she co-edited two books, she serves as the English language editor for the academic journal Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie, and she is editor-in-chief of the online magazine God Here and Now. Kait knows how intimidating writing can be, and she is good at listening to students and helping them organize their thoughts on the page. She’s also passionate about the Chicago Manual of Style and can help you navigate grammar and citation questions.
Any type of class assignment is something you can take to the Writing Center! The consultants can help you with group projects, class presentations, research papers, reflection writing, and much more.
Writing Center Consultants are happy to help you brainstorm ideas, help you work out a good plan for writing, or read through drafts with you of papers for your courses. However, because they are not in your courses, Writing Center Consultants cannot assist you with course-specific concerns such as interpreting assignments or answering specific questions about what your instructors expect. If you have course-specific questions, such as needing further clarification on course topics, definitions of terms, or a specific assignment’s rubric, Assistant Instructors are better positioned to help you.