Graduate Writing Center

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Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center!


"Better Writers, Not Just Better Writing"

-Stephen North

A person's hands typing on a red typewriter



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. Writing Fellows 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 masters and doctoral students during University breaks
  • NEW! Small, responsive mini workshops generated from writing fellow's data and client feedback

Our Services

GWC services are available to current TC students enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program.


Writing Support


Private Consultations


Personal Statements

Writing Workshops


Term/Response Papers

Writing Accountability Groups


Literature Reviews

Doctoral Dissertation Retreat


Annotated Bibliographies

Masters Thesis Bootcamp

Professional Development Writing


Midterm/Finals Write-Ins



*We offer writing support in all academic work, not career documents.*

*We do not offer proofreading, formatting, or editing services.*


Center Information

In-Person Consulting Hours


Summer A
Tuesday 12 - 2 PM
Wednesday 12 - 2 PM
Need feedback on a paper? Help outlining? Brainstorming? Citation questions? 
Schedule an on campus consultation with one of our Writing Fellows!


VIRTUAL Consulting Hours

via Zoom

Summer A
Tuesday 4 - 6 PM
Thursday 4 - 6 PM
Summer B
Tuesday 3  - 5 PM
Wednesday 2 - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 12 PM
Want to schedule an appointment with one of our Writing Fellows but can't make it to campus? Sign up for one of our virtual slots!


Want to schedule an appointment with one of our Writing Fellows but can't make it to campus? Sign up for one of our 30 or 60 minute virtual slots!

Walk-in Hour

Not available during the summer


Have a simple question? Want feedback on a very short piece, or just want to try out the GWC?

First come, first served scheduling at the office. Book a 15-minute session with a writing fellow.

Appointments cannot be booked in advance.

Administrator Office Hours

This weekly office hour gives students a space to give feedback on sessions and events or discuss any personal concerns. This is not a writing session.

Email to schedule a virtual or on-campus appointment.



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