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Writing Center


Graduate Students

Earning a graduate degree involves a lot of writing. We offer tutoring to graduate student writers at any stage of the writing process.

Tutoring Graduate Student Writers

The Writing Center offers tutoring for graduate students from any discipline and at all levels of a graduate degree, from first-year Master's students to last-year PhD students. Our tutors work with graduate students at any stage of writing on a wide variety of projects (e.g., course papers, personal statements, grant proposals, Master's theses, dissertations, cover letters, teaching philosophy statements).

Graduate Student Writing Days

We understand that working on writing projects while in graduate school can be an isolating and challenging endeavor. For this reason, the Writing Center also offers Graduate Student Writing Days, an opportunity for graduate students to write in a quiet, communal space. During the fall 2015 semester, they will be held every other Thursday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, starting on September 3 and ending on November 12 (exact dates listed below). The Graduate Student Writing Days will be held in Byrnes 704 (adjacent to the Writing Center).

At a typical Graduate Student Writing Day, we will briefly introduce ourselves and set achievable work goals for the morning. We usually have a quick goals check-in once or twice during the session before returning to write. An experienced Writing Center staff member will be present to facilitate the session, answer writing questions, and give encouraging pep talks. Graduate students may bring any writing project to work on.

Fall 2015 Dates
September 3, 17
October 1, 15, 29
November 12