Sessions

On-campus operations (by appointment only) will resume on 7/6 with the majority of services being offered online.

Click here for the Writing Center’s hours.

How do I meet with a writing consultant?

Revised as of July 1, 2021 (updated July 2, 2021)

You can meet with us online via ZOOM with Penjiapp (https://web.penjiapp.com). 

You can meet with or without an appointment*:

  • Penjiapp will send you a personalized link for your appointment or for a drop-in session.
  • Students can book available same day appointments up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. Email the Writing Center (writers [at] hawaii [dot] edu) for availability).
  • Make an appointment up to 12 hours prior to the available time to reserve the time that fits your schedule best.
  • How do I make an appointment?

    Step 1: Set up your Penji account

  • Download the Penji mobile app on your smartphone (iOS Here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/penji/id1030060714 and Android Here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.penjiapp.penji&hl=en_US) OR access the webapp on your computer (https://web.penjiapp.com).
  • Create an account using your school email that ends with @hawaii.edu.
  • Step 2: Sign in to your UH account

  • Enter your UH username and password into the UH login.
  • Step 3: Choose a community

  • Join the Writing Center community for writing help
  • Step 4: Connect with Our Services

  • Navigate to the Writing Center community and add your courses
  • Just click on a course and select the time that works for your schedule.
  • You will receive an email from Penji with a personalized Zoom URL when the appointment is scheduled.
  • When your session is scheduled to begin, you will use the link to access your Zoom.
  • What do I need for my session?

  • Your ideas, questions, and any drafts, notes, or outlines you have.
  • Your assignment materials.
  • How often can I meet with a writing consultant?

    Students can meet with a writing consultant in individual sessions for each of their Leeward CC classes as follows:

  • up to two hours per week;
  • up to one hour per day (scheduling more than one hour on the same day may be permissible if space is available and a minimum of three hours between sessions is scheduled to allow for independent work).
  • *If you need to cancel your appointment, you can do so yourself online up to twenty-four (24) hours prior to your appointment time. After that, you can email us to cancel or reschedule. Please provide at least four (4) hours advance notice if you need to cancel, so we can make the time slot available to other students.

    If you miss your appointment or cancel it without at least four (4) hours advance notice, your absence will be noted on the online scheduling software as a "missed" appointment.  Students with three "missed" appointments will need to email the Writing Center for help in making appointments.