To work with a CAL Coach, you will need to make an appointment using an online platform called WC Online:
Create an account on CAL’s WC Online portal by clicking “Register for an account” and completing the form. Once you have submitted the registration form, log in to your account.
Choose the appointment day, time, and length that suits you on the WC Online calendar and click on the corresponding box. (See more details in the “Coaching Options” section below.) Complete the appointment booking form that appears in a new window, including selecting your preferred coaching mode. (See more details in the “Coaching Options” section below.)
When your appointment time arrives, follow the instructions for accessing your appointment (Needed for videochat mode only. See more details in the “Coaching Options” section below.).
WC Online allows you to easily attach materials to the appointment form (see our WC Online video tutorial for more details). We encourage you to provide the following helpful materials for a consultation:
Your assignnment description.
Specific questions about the assignment.
Your working draft of the assignment (if applicable). Remember that you do not need to have a complete draft of a written assignment to meet with a coach. If you have a draft, though, even if it is incomplete, be sure you have it with you, and make it available to your coach!
Any feedback from your instructor.
CAL offers four types of appointments:
In-Person. If you’d like to meet face-to-face with a coach, schedule an appointment on WC Online and come to the CAL suite of offices in the John Bulow Campbell Library at the time of your appointment.
Videochat (synchronous). If you want to meet with a coach conversationally and in real-time, choose this option. Follow the instructions in WC Online to access your video chat appointment at your scheduled time.
Document Review (asynchronous). If you want to get written feedback on your document, choose this option. A CAL coach will review your document for exactly the amount of time you reserve and return it to you with comments. You do not need to be present for this appointment type. Documents should be uploaded to the appointment or emailed to the coach in advance of the appointment’s start time.
Drop-in. If you do not have a prior booking but see an open slot on the calendar, choose this option for any of the above coaching types. Email the coach with a drop-in appointment request, and they will add you to the calendar.