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Center Hours



*The GWC Opens on January 22, 2018*


Mon - Thurs: 1pm - 7pm

Fri: 11am - 3pm



Mon & Tues: 5 - 7pm 


Phone: 212-678-3789
Office: Thorndike Hall, Room 162 

Welcome to the TC GWC!

"Better Writers, Not Just Better Writing"

- Stephen North

Mission Statement

The mission of the Teachers College Graduate Writing Center is to provide a range of services designed to support all members of the TC community as writers and graduate students.  As a school of practitioners, we believe that writing is a tool that can help students connect theory and practice. While ensuring that students have access to the norms of academic English, our staff also believes that language expectations should be fluid, and we value the notion that effective writing utilizes multiple forms of communication. As graduate students from a variety of disciplines, we work with writers to adopt multiple paths to clarity. Consultants work to help students understand writing as a process and facilitate students in navigating this process on their own.

To advance these goals, we provide the following services:

  • One-to-one writing consultations for generating ideas, probing academic papers, or providing constructive feedback

  • Monthly Workshops on a variety of academic and professional topics

  • Periodic write-ins to provide a collaborative space for writing

  • Writing Retreats for doctoral students during University breaks

  • NEW: Small, responsive mini workshops generated from consultant data and client feedback


Vision Statement

The GWC is committed to providing equitable access to writing resources and seeks to address the needs of our community regardless of ability, native language, country of origin, as well as the myriad commitments of students pursuing graduate study in a city like New York. As a Center, we are committed to growth and foresee our community expanding to one that incorporates a range of academic resources beyond writing, and more online resources that further our goal of equitable access and self-directed learning.



Writing Support


Private Consultations
Cover Letters
Writing Workshops
Personal Statements
Doctoral Writing Retreats
Term Papers
Doctoral Writing Groups
Literature Reviews
Professional Development Writing
Annotated Bibliographies
Response Papers

*We are not a proofreading service.

Upcoming Workshops!

Writing Literature Reviews Part II: The Writing Phase

Saturday, March 24; 10am- 12pm; 424 Horace Mann

Whether writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.  Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, structuring your review, and writing a well thought-out, logical conclusion.

For a list of all our workshops click here.

To RSVP click here.

Upcoming Mini Workshops


Concept Mapping, March 20

Annotated Bibliographies, April 6

Outlining, April 10

Time:  10 am- 12pm

Location: The GWC, 162 Thorndike

The GWC is hosting three mini workshops in the month of February covering a different topic each week.  These workshops are limited to four students working closely with one consultant.  

To RSVP email