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  • TC students, alimni, faculty, and staff from any program or department may schedule consultations.
  • It's possible that you have always thought of yourself as a "pretty good writer," but we believe all writers need trusted readers and deserve quality feedback. Writers at any skill level or at any stage in their writing process can make an appointment.
  • Many instructors say that student writing improves after quality feedback. As a writer, you will notice when you visit the Graduate Writing Center that the process of revision is more productive; you may find yourself paying much more attention to your writing, spending more time on your writing, and beginning to think more confidently of yourself as a writer.
  • When you walk into the Graduate Writing Center, your advisor will want to know about you, what you are working on, and what goals you have for your writing. The session is based on what you tell us you'd like to work on. We don't take your paper and mark errors; typically we read your paper with you and work through the areas you have told us you'd like to pay attention to. Our goal is to help you get a better sense of yourself as a writer while you revise and improve a paper.
  • Bring your questions, ideas, notes, doodles, and assignment guides. Bring writing at any stage of your process. And always bring a hard copy of your paper.
  • Students have worked with our advisors on generating ideas, checking the format of their references, and re-organizing paragraphs. We have seen it all and welcome your work next!

Upcoming Workshops!

Finals Write-In!

Wednesday, May 2; 6pm- 11pm; 162 Thorndike Hall or New Res TV Lounge

Please join the Graduate Writing Center and the Office of Residential Services for an evening of finals writing.  Writing consultants will be on site to answer quick questions and cheer you on. 

No RSVP is required.  


Upcoming Mini Workshops

Dates:  

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 writingcenter@tc.edu.