Graduate Writing Center
UPDATE: The GWC will remain open during the Spring 2020 semester for virtual and phone consultations. To schedule a consultation, email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the information below or check our blog's FAQ page for more information about our operations.
The Graduate Writing Center is a resource for graduate student writers who desire to improve their writing skills. Consultants help with writing projects at all stages of the composition process - generating ideas, organizing, and revising - whether students are working on academic papers, reports, personal statements and applications, papers intended for publication, theses and dissertations, or grant proposals. The Graduate Writing Center is a partnership between the English Department and the Graduate School.
The Center is staffed by senior doctoral candidates who have extensive experience editing, teaching, publishing their own work, and working with peers.
How It Works
Consultants can help you with any part of the writing process, whether you are generating ideas for a seminar paper, preparing an article for publication, or drafting a dissertation chapter. They do not, however, provide proof-reading services.
Graduate students who would like to meet with a Graduate Writing Consultant should email email@example.com. Please attach the paper or chapter you would like the consultant to review and indicate any specific issues you want to discuss (i.e., organizational problems, transitions, clarity, etc.). Once you have emailed your paper, a consultant will contact you about setting up an appointment. Consultants require at least 24 hours to read the paper carefully and prepare for the appointment.
Online Graduate Programs
Students in online graduate programs may also utilize the Graduate Writing Center. Please contact a consultant via email for further assistance.
Hours and Location
The Graduate Writing Consultants set up individual appointments with students. They meet with students in the Graduate Research Center in Poage Library, or at other convenient locations on campus.
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