The MTMC is a resource for everyone at MTU. These rules help us provide equal access to the writers who use our service.
• Writers are allotted 3 hours of coaching a week (6 appointment slots)
• Writers need to attend face-to-face and synchronous online appointments. Repeatedly missing appointments may result in cancellation of future bookings.
• Writers are allowed to meet with the same coach for one hour per day.
If you are having trouble making an appointment, please contact the MTMC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Face-to-Face appointments are one-on-one coaching sessions that physically take place in Walker 107. Our friendly coaches can help brainstorm or revise writing and speaking projects in any discipline, at any stage of the writing process, at any level of expertise.
You can book an async or sync appointment in Timeslot by filtering by appointment type in the first page of the appointment booking form. For both types of online sessions, you should include the Google Drive link to your current project into the appointment’s comment box. Also include any special instructions or concerns you would like to tell the MTMC coach who will be reading your paper.
For async appointments: A coach will open your document at the scheduled time and leave you written feedback. To book, paste a Google Drive link for your paper in the comment box at the end of the session booking form. In the same comment box, please tell your coach a little about your project and what you would like help with. Make sure your link permissions are set to “edit.”
For synchronous appointments: A coach will call you over Google Hangouts to discuss your work (your document will be open in a second window). At your scheduled appointment time, log in to Google Hangouts and be prepared to accept a chat invitation from your MTMC coach. You may use a webcam or microphone in your session.
Appointment receipts: Many students forward the comments from their async session to their instructor as proof of an appointment. You may also visit the center at a later time to request a written slip from the assistant director or a graduate student coordinator.
If you are working on a group writing project or presentation, your group members are welcome to attend an MTMC session together. Simply complete the booking form in Timeslot, save the appointment to your Google Calendar, and invite your group members as guests to the calendar event. Make sure everyone taps in when they arrive for their appointment.