We work with graduate writers from all colleges and departments on any writing project, from seminar papers, to grant proposals, to dissertations. Some graduate students need targeted feedback, while others need accountability and support for tackling larger projects. We offer lots of ways to connect, write, revise, and develop approaches to writing that will carry you into your future.
Services for Graduate Students
Extended Read Asynchronous Services
The Writing Center offers an Extended Read Asynchronous service for Graduate students and Post-Docs who may submit longer documents than can be covered in our 25- or 45-minute sessions.
You are required to fill out a form and submit a document of no longer than 3,000 words. Click on the button below for more information.
Individual Writing Consultations
Meet individually with a writing consultant to get feedback at any point in your writing process - from brainstorming to polishing. Plan ahead by making an appointment at the link below.
Have any materials you're working with (data, notes, drafts, research) and come prepared with questions. If you're not sure where you'd like to start, our consultants will help you discover that, too.
Graduate Writing Groups
In addition to consultation and working one-on-one with writers, the Writing Center can help writers by facilitating writing groups and workshops. Some of our groups are led by Writing Center directors or consultants, but for others, we simply provide the setting and the support, while the group members take the lead.
Writing groups won’t all work the same way. Some writing groups will share drafts with one another and provide a necessary audience and means of critique during the writing process. Some will discuss their writing and struggles. Some will meet simply to serve as an external means of accountability for getting writing done, or as support to make sure that writing is not something that the members have to give up due to busy lives.
Saturday Writing Retreats
Saturday Writing Retreats are 6-hour events for graduate students. Retreats provide you with a dedicated time to make progress on a current writing project, including theses, dissertations, conference papers and proposals, seminar papers, and article drafts. Throughout the day, writers will have time to speak with one another and/or Writing Center staff for feedback on their work.
For Fall 2021, Saturday Writing Retreats will take place via Zoom. Head to our scheduling system to register under "Events": WCOnline. After you register, you will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.
Graduate students are welcome to register for one or both dates.
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
- Saturday, September 11th
- Saturday, November 6th