Academic Skills Coaching

Fall 2021 ARC Appointments - Academic Skills Coaching

In addition to Writing & Speaking Consultations, ARC’s Writing and Speaking Fellows can help you sharpen your academic skills in reading, note-taking, time management, goal setting and decision making, test preparation, and more. Drop in or schedule a one-on-one Academic Skills Coaching appointment on WCOnline by clicking on the Appointment button below. If it is your first time using the site, you will need to register first.

Make an Appointment

Where to find us:
All Academic Skills Coaching Appointments take place in the ARC, 5th floor, Academic Building. You may ask the Information Assistant (IA) at the front desk outside of the ARC for assistance if you can’t find your appointed Writing & Speaking Fellow.

Writing & Speaking Consultation Policies

Appointment expectations
Appointments are booked for 1 hour, but typically last around 45 minutes so that there is time to complete a client report that summarizes your progress and is shared with relevant faculty, unless you request otherwise. A student can book up to two appointments with a Global Writing and Speaking Fellow per week. 

You can cancel appointments in WCOnline up until two hours before the appointment. If you need to cancel the appointment within two hours before its start time or encounter any problems, please email the ARC at and the Fellow (Fellows' emails can be found on WCOnline).

You may walk into the ARC anytime if there is an appointment slot, unbooked, and it is no more than 45 minutes past that appointment hour. If you walk in on an unbooked appointment 10 minutes later after the appointment begins, our Fellow will let you know whether they would be able to work with you in this session or it's better that you book a full-hour appointment at a different time. You may also visit our walk-in hours in the library, Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00 PM, Academic Building. Each library walk-in appointment is a maximum of 20 minutes.

Late and missed appointment
If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, it may be canceled. If you miss or be late for more than two appointments or cancel at the last minute more than twice, your WCOnline account will be disabled. You must email the ARC at for assistance.

If no appointment slot is available for you at the time of booking, you may join the waiting list for that particular day by clicking the “waiting list” on the lower right corner of the schedule. You will receive a notification once an appointment slot becomes available. However, you will need to log back into WCOnline in order to secure the appointment.

Read the full policy here.