Communications Student Support Center

Consultations

Students currently enrolled in Valencia classes can visit the CSSC (Room 136, Winter Park Campus) for one-on-one consultations. In these consultations, trained consultants provide students with suggestions and corrective feedback they can apply to an assignment before turning it in.

Writing Consultations

What Can You Expect from a Writing Consultation?

The CSSC WILL:

  • Provide feedback on your typed papers
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses in your writing
  • Assist you in becoming a better and more effective writer
  • Help you understand basic grammatical concepts
  • Review MLA and APA styles without doing the work for you

The CSSC WILL NOT:

  • Edit or proofread papers
  • Be a drop-off
  • Spell or grammar check your entire paper
  • Tell students the answers
  • Write your paper for you
  • Guess about any unwritten intentions behind your assignments
  • Proofread or correct citations and references

 

 

Consultation

As a writer, your paper is ultimately your responsibility, so you are responsible for all decisions made during the writing process, including proofreading and editing. Our goal is to have you leave the writing consultation as a stronger, more confident writer so you can produce an even better paper next time.

In order to receive a writing consultation, you MUST:
  • Bring a printed copy of the essay

Note: An assignment sheet from the professor is also preferred

The last consultation is given 30 minutes before closing.

In addition to face-to-face writing consultations, students can work with a consultant via e-mail.

In order to receive an e-mail writing consultation, you MUST:
Submit your essay via this link

Please allow 2-3 business days for a consultant to get back to you on your paper.

Study Strategies Consultations

What Can You Expect from a Study Strategies Consultation?

  • We want to help you learn different study strategies that will enable you to work smarter, not harder.
  • Our goal is to help you make the best, most efficient use of your study time.
  • We will be happy to help you master different study strategies; however, all of your needs may not be addressed in one term.

Reading Consultations

What Can You Expect from a Reading Consultation?

  • We want to assist you in mastering various reading skills.
  • Our goal is to help you improve your reading comprehension.
  • We will be happy to help you understand and apply various reading strategies.

Speech Consultations

What Can You Expect from a Speech Consultation?

  • We want to help you become a more dynamic and effective speaker.
  • Our goal is to help you improve your public speaking skills.
  • We will be happy to help you plan your speech, offer suggestions and feedback, and assist you in using visual aids.