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Writing Feedback Any Time

What is asynchronous coaching?

With asynchronous coaching, students submit a draft to th​​​​​​​e writing center for feedback without a real-time coaching session. The coach reads your work and emails you the feedback within two days.

Who should use asynchronous coaching?

Async appointments are ideal for students stationed aboard ship, in a different time zone, or working full-time. Async appointments also work well for follow-up appointments, when you’ve already met with a coach on a first draft and need a second review.

How it works:

  1. Go to WCOnline and select the async calendar from the menu at the top of the page.
  1. Select an open slot on the day you’d like feedback and fill out the appointment form.
  1. Email your coach a draft of your paper 48 hours in advance. (Papers received under 48 hours in advance may receive limited feedback.)
  1. Your coach will email your feedback by 1700 PST the day of your appointment.

Important:

Asynchronous coaching is not an editing or proofreading service. Just like regular GWC appointments, coaches mainly provide feedback on critical thinking, argument, paper structure, and writing mechanics. If your draft exceeds 2500 words, your coach may recommend multiple async appointments.

You are free to communicate with your coach on the appointment form or through email about your paper, the assignment, and any concerns.

Questions?

Email writingcenter@nps.edu.