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The New Waiting List 

Sara Piatetsky, Lion’s Eye Staff Writer,

As the spring semester kicked into gear, the Writing Studio introduced an online scheduler for appointments.

The Writing Studio, Penn State Brandywine’s very own writing centric lab, made appointments even more accessible this semester. As many of the campus’ features become available through online reservation such as the study cells (reserved work space in the back of the library, perfect for group projects) and media commons rooms, students are now able to schedule appointments online to meet with staff of the Writing Studio.

Though appointments have always been available, the staff has made it easier for students to reach out for the assistance they need. Students can now schedule appointments, well in advance, for anything from brainstorming to assistance with proofreading one’s drafts.

Along with scheduling appointments, the online scheduler also offers a waiting list option, much like the waiting list for scheduling courses. Now when students are stuck on a paper or maybe need some additional peer editing last minute, it’s as simple as filling out a form and receiving a notification when there is an opening in the studio.

“Students have started using the online scheduler and it’s working well,” Dr. James Berkey, Director of the Writing Studio, said. “They’ve been able to schedule appointments on their own and, when needed, cancel them ahead of time, which is nice because it then opens up that time for another writer. The waitlist feature promises to be useful, but only a handful of students have had the need to use it so far. I imagine it will be more useful later in the semester, when the Writing Studio is traditionally busier.”

Not only is the online scheduler convenient, but also it’s easy to use. Students simply register with their PSU email and select the date and time they would like to make an appointment. Students can even choose their tutor if they have a preference.

“I think it’s convenient that you can make appointments now online,” Ciera Britton, a junior corporate communications major, said. “Now when I receive an assignment I can quickly log in and schedule an appointment before my paper is due instead of waiting and possibly forgetting.”

It’s never too early to prepare for an upcoming assignment and the online scheduler allows students to schedule up to three weeks in advance! Get ahead of semester by registering at or do it the old fashion way and stop by the Writing Studio located in the Vairo Library.

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