1.) To register for an appointment, click the Scheduler link and you will come to this screen.
2.) Log in, or if you are a first-time users, you will need to register. The link "click here to register" will bring you to this page.
NOTE: Use a password you will remember (like your Facebook or banking password).
This system's password does not change with your JMU account password. This account is also separate from your UWC account. You may use the same password, but you do need to register for both systems.
Enter your email address and password. (Type your full email address, not just your e-id.)
3.) Next, you will see the scheduler. Along the left are the names of student speech consultants. White blocks are open appointments. Click on the white block to sign up for that time.
4.) A pop up window will appear asking for the details of your appointment. Fill out the form completely so the tutor will know how to best help you when you come in for your appointment. To extend your visit beyond an hour (if you're scheduling for a group session), use the drop box at the top.
Scheduling your visit
- We recommend that groups make two-hour appointments and individuals make one-hour appointments.
- We will begin to wrap up 15 minutes prior to the end of the scheduled hour.
- We recommend you come in at least two days before you give your speech so you have time to incorporate our feedback.
Preparing for your appointment:
- For your appointment, bring the essentials: notecards, outline drafts, research, PowerPoint slides, a copy of your instructor's syllabus, the assignment description, chocolate chip pancakes.
...ok, the chocolate chip pancakes aren't essential, but they couldn't hurt.
- If you want to project your PowerPoint slides, we recommend that you e-mail yourself the file and bring it on your USB drive.
How to know if you are ready for a preparation appointment:
For the preparation of your speech it is important to be ready to work with the tutor in either brainstorming ideas (preliminary) or formulating your outline.
- You have your prompt (the expectations for the project your professor gave)
- You have ideas (What do you want to talk about?)
- You have done some basic background research
- You have an outline (Not necessary, but will help)
- You are ready to bring in a good attitude!
How to know if you are ready for a rehearsal appointment:
For the rehearsal phase, everything you need to do for building your speech should be finished. You are ready to practice presenting and memorizing with the tutor.
- You are able to talk about your topic in some detail (research is done, you know what you're presenting on)
- You have a completed outline (everything is filled out: intro, main points, conclusion, transitions)
- You have all of your sources
- You have your note cards and visual aids (PowerPoint) -- if you are using them -- completed
- You are ready to stand up and practice moving from outline to memorization