BAND is a mobile community application that facilitates group communication. The service is free and available on iOS, Android, and Desktop. Download the application or visit the site at http://band.us and create an account. After you’ve logged in, you can search for “Student Writing Assistance” in the search bar, or go directly to http://band.us/@studentwritingassist, to access the Student Writing Assistance band. Contact the Graduate Writing Assistant if you need help setting up the application or locating the Student Writing Assistance band.
Click “Join This Band” in order to become a member. With membership, you can create posts with multiple attachments and leave comments on existing posts, share your work, voice your concerns, participate in polls, utilize a group-wide or one-on-one chat forum, view the Graduate Writing Assistant’s availability, and save event and workshop schedules directly to the calendar on your mobile device. You can also control your notification settings—from silencing the band entirely to programming frequent alarms and reminders. The Student Writing Assistance band embraces the reality of the fast-paced and media-centered world we live in, providing a private network for academic growth with the convenience of Facebook and the propriety of email correspondence.