Feedback by Email

Feedback that fits your schedule! For students who cannot visit the Writing Center during regular hours, we offer virtual writing advice through our feedback by email service. Students wishing to utilize this service should complete the Feedback by Email Request Form below. Submissions will receive feedback via email within 3-5 business days. Your consultant will leave comments in the margins of your essay—this is NOT an editing service.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Feedback by Email

Before completing the Feedback by Email Request Form, please read carefully through the following terms and conditions for feedback by email:

1. You will receive a response from a consultant within 3-5 business days. Please do not expect a response earlier than 3 business days. If you need immediate feedback, we recommend scheduling a face-to-face or online appointment.

2. Students must submit their essays as a Microsoft Word .doc or .docx file. Consultants leave feedback on essays via the insert comment feature on Microsoft Word.

3. Students must use a Black Hills State University email address to receive feedback.

4. Please keep in mind that consultants will take no more than one hour to read and respond to your paper. In face-to-face sessions, consultants are typically able to get through 5-7 double-spaced pages in an hour. If your paper is much longer than this, you might alternatively schedule a series of face-to-face or online appointments. You may also select a section of your paper (i.e. pages 12-18) that you want your consultant to focus on.

5. We cannot edit or proofread your paper. We can suggest directions, yet the real work has to be completed by YOU.

6. Students may submit their own work ONLY. You cannot submit a paper on behalf of someone else.

Within that focus area, is there something specific you would like to work on?

(For instance, if you chose Content, you might be particularly concerned about your thesis statement; if you chose Grammar, you might be especially worried about commas.)