The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Consultant
Answers to Quick Writing Questions

The Writing Consultant service is closed for the summer. Check back in the fall with your short questions!

Have a quick writing question?

Do you have nagging questions about sentence structure? Are you not sure your thesis is clear? Is some grammatical rule causing you to lose sleep? If so, then help is on the way!

Send your questions to the Writing Consultant! Simply fill out the form below and you’ll receive a response via email within two business days.

But if you have a question about documenting sources, why wait for an answer? Check out our website’s extensive information on APA, Chicago, MLA, and other styles, and find your own answer immediately! Our Writer’s Handbook also has lots of information on grammar, punctuation, and style.

Here are some important pointers to help you get the most out of your Writing Consultant experience:

  • If you have a question about documentation style, please specify which style you’re using (e.g., APA, CBE, MLA, Chicago).
  • The more specific and precise your questions are, the better we can assist you. If possible, give us an example.

Make sure to fill in all the fields below; if you do not, your request may not go through.

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Thanks for sending your question to the Writing Consultant. Look for a response in two business days.