Writing Consultants for CW R1A & CW R4A

We have faculty consultants available to mentor you and support you in revising a College Writing R1A or R4A essay-in-progress over Zoom, email, or phone during the following posted hours. All of the faculty have years of experience teaching writing and can work with all students. 

When you email an instructor to request an appointment please mention that you are a student in College Writing R1A or R4A this semester, and let us know who your instructor is. And please read the FAQ to help with getting the most out of your appointment. 

Make the most of your online consulting

  • Ask first about the best way to conference. Be open about technology and limitations.
  • Be ready with specific questions or problems to discuss. Have drafts ready to share.
  • Make contact early in the writing process so you have time to revise after the meeting.
  • Remember, we don't simply edit and proofread your essay for you. We help you develop strategies for strengthening your writing and ideas on your own.
  • Keep an open mind, and be ready to work!

Consultant Information

Donnett Flash: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. I’m happy to work with you on close reading, brainstorming, using evidence, and revising your essays.  Please email me at least 4 hours in advance and I’ll send you a Zoom link for a videoconference if I have an appointment slot available. I usually meet with each student for about half an hour.

Ryan Sloan: Mondays 1-3 p.m. We can work together on writing strategies to better edit your own writing and provide stronger structure, coherence, reflection and 'flow' for your readers. Email me to schedule an appointment: rsloan@berkeley.edu

Chisako Cole: Mondays 12-2:30 p.m. Come see me about close reading of texts, brainstorming ideas and drafting your writing projects. Please email me one day ahead to set up an appointment: chisakoasakawa@berkeley.edu

Mary Grover: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. We can focus on any dimension of writing a strong, college level essay: read together and brainstorm analysis, move from notes to generating an outline, work on paragraph and essay organization, improving your transitions and more. Be sure to have the assignment sheet handy and an idea of a focus for our session. Please email by noon to let me know you’re dropping in: marymgrover@berkeley.edu

Kaya Oakes: 9-10 a.m. on Wednesdays by appointment (email one day ahead to schedule). Ready to work with you on argument, analysis, brainstorming, revision, and big-picture ideas: kayaoakes@berkeley.edu

Teri Crisp: Wednesdays 1:30-3:10 p.m. We can work together on close reading, generating and developing ideas, and revising for clarity and coherence. Please email me by noon to arrange a Zoom conference: tcrisp@berkeley.edu

Ben Spanbock: Wednesdays and Fridays 3-4:30 p.m. Come see me about planning and developing your writing projects. Please email me to set up an appointment: spanbock@berkeley.edu

Belinda Kremer Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. We can work together on anything from A to Z: understanding a text or prompt; developing ideas and lines of reasoning; using evidence; strengthening your own copyediting & proofreading skills. Email me at least 4 hours in advance, and if there’s a spot available, I’ll send you a Zoom link for a 1/2-hour session: belindakremer@berkeley.edu