The Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Writing Services

Improve Your Writing

As a graduate student, you can make an appointment for immediate feedback on your academic writing, such as a paper, a literature review, a dissertation. Although we will not edit your paper, we can help you identify areas for improvement and assist with the overall writing process. Our service is the only all-inclusive graduate writing assistance available on campus.

Schedule An Appointment

You may make two 50-minute appointments per week but only one appointment at a time and only one appointment per day. You may schedule an appointment for a piece of writing that is at least four pages in length when conventionally formatted (double-spaced, with one inch margins, and 11- or 12-point font). Personal statements are exempt from this policy.

Our services do not provide consultations for resumes and cover letters.

To schedule an appointment for a free 1-on-1 consultation or for more information, please email Thomasina Hickmann [email protected]

Open Writing Time
Summer 2018

To support the writing goals of graduate students and postdocs, the Office of Graduate Studies provides a quiet space where you can focus on your writing while working alongside your peers.

While you’ll need to bring your own laptop, we’ll supply coffee, water, and tea. Because the space has a limited number of outlets, you may want to charge your laptop beforehand.

Feel free to come and go at your convenience during our hours of operation.

Please bring your Comet Card to sign in.

July 11 - August 2, 2018
Founders Annex, FA 2.206
Mondays, 9am to noon
Tuesdays - Fridays, 9am to 4pm

Email your questions to: [email protected]

Summer Write-In
Summer 2018

Date and Time: Monday, August 6, and Tuesday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This two-day event is designed to support graduate students’ writing goals by providing them with a space where they can focus on their own projects while working alongside their peers.

Seating is limited, so priority will be given to those who can attend the entire event from 9:00 to 3:00 each day. (We can accommodate students who wish to continue working on their writing projects up until 4:00 p.m.)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you’re interested in attending the Write-In, please contact Thomasina Hickmann to apply: [email protected] .

Graduate Writing Services Workshops - Summer 2018 - TBA

Download the Spring 2018 Graduate Writing Services Brochure!


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