Consultation/Read Ahead request form

student and facilitator

Fill out this form to request a writing or presentation consultation, as described in Writing services offered by the Research Commons.

Information about you

SFU Degree
Do you consider English to be your first language?
Are you an international student?

Scheduling your Consultation or Read Ahead request

Type of service

The Read Ahead service focuses on a document or project or a portion thereof (examples: an essay, a conference paper, a chapter of a thesis). Feedback on your document will be sent to you via email.

Consultations are one-on-one discussions about writing concerns, learning concerns, English as Additional Language (EAL) questions, or presentations. Consultations can include discussion of a document or project, but do not need to. Consultation meetings can be arranged on campus or online.

See Writing services offered by the Research Commons for more information on these services.

What is your preferred location?
You are welcome to choose more than one option.
What is your preferred consultation length?

For Read Ahead requests: Information about your document or project

Please note that facilitators do not edit or proofread work. Rather, we provide feedback on patterns of error related to things like: structure, style, flow, transitions, grammar, verb use, presentation.

For consultations: Information about your concerns, project, or document

Once your request is received, you will be contacted within two to three business days. Requests will be responded to in the order in which they are received and are subject to the availability of the Coordinator and Facilitators.

For more information about writing and learning consultations, please email

For more information about English as an Additional Language consultations, contact SLC EAL Coordinator Tim Mossman at or 778-782-8510.

Consultations are confidential and will be managed in accordance with BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information on this website is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996, c. 165). It is related directly to and needed by the University for services provided by the Student Learning Commons. The information will be used to maintain a record of consultation with Student Learning Commons staff. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Donna McGee Thompson, Head, Student Learning Commons, at 778.782.3294 or

In using these services, you hereby acknowledge and agree that SFU may, in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, contact and release your personal information to your designated emergency contact, in the event that you become seriously physically or mentally ill, are involved in an emergency, or in the event of emergencies or mental health concerns posing a risk to your safety or the safety of others.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996, c. 165), SFU permits information to be shared with relevant authorities, professionals, and SFU employees, if such disclosure relates directly to and is necessary for fulfilling the requirements of their role, to ensure prompt assistance and address the situation effectively. This is especially important when the health or safety of an individual or community may be at risk. This information sharing is conducted with a commitment to privacy, limited to those who need to know, and prioritizes confidentiality.

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Last revised: 2024-01-10