Think out-loud with a Critical Thinking Lab peer consultant

Schedule an appointment

The Critical Thinking Lab uses Calendly for scheduling.

You can book with a specific consultant or simply choose the next available time slot that fits your schedule. Note that we offer both in person and Zoom consultations. Please book accordingly.

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Schedule a Zoom 1-on-1 Consultation

Schedule an In-Person 1-on-1 Consultation

In person consultations are generally conducted at our Library Tower office, LT1116, during the weekday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make the most of your upcoming appointment

  • Work hard to understand the material first
    Where applicable, grapple with any assigned readings and texts before your consultation. Our consultants come from diverse backgrounds, but they may not be familiar with the content of your paper or project.
  • Prepare to think
    Come in with a sense of what part of the thinking process you want to focus on—i.e. brainstorming, organization, revising, etc.
  • Plan time for revision
    Set aside time after your appointment to reflect, revise, and ask follow-up questions as you develop your thinking further.
  • Meet early in the semester and visit often
    Developing your critical thinking will take time, practice, and ongoing effort. Be patient with yourself, ask questions, and your thinking will improve.
  • Utilize your consultant's strengths
    Each of our consultants has certain areas of interest and specialization with which they can provide more targeted assistance. Be sure to read their bios below to see if a particular consultant has the expertise you need.

Let us come to you! (For TAs, IORs, and Faculty)

In-class writing workshops

These workshops are designed to teach students the basics of argumentative writing. When you sign up for a writing workshop, a senior consultant will come to your classroom to lead a 10–20 minute lesson on how to write thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and paper outlines. The writing consultant may also walk students through how to approach the writing prompt(s). Time and other constraints are set by you, the requestor.


When booking workshops, please specify the exact time you'd like the consultant to start. 

Consultant availabilities may not be listed exactly to fit your class schedule, but each consultant will accommodate your time needs within their available times. 


Contact Jonathan Hagofsky at with any questions.