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The Graduate Writing Center

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Center Hours

  • Center Hours

    Fall and Spring
    Mon - Thurs 1pm - 7pm
    Spring Hours will resume on 1/26/15 @ 1 p.m.

    Monica Brooker, PhD

    Contact us by:
    Phone: 212-678-3789
    Office:Thorndike Hall, Room 155

The Graduate Writing Center, a branch of the Office of Student Affairs, offers a variety of writing services to the Teachers College community. During private consultations, students have the opportunity to focus on any aspect of their writing with one of our qualified consultants. The types of assistance often sought are on both the micro and macro levels, including brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and writing coaching and instruction. The Graduate Writing Center also offers workshops throughout the year on topics that meet the wide-reaching needs of the Teachers College population.

Writing Groups - NEW!

The Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce its newest initiative, writing groups.  The Teachers College Graduate Writing Center will facilitate Independent Writing Groups and Facilitated Writing Groups. The independent writing groups, which are organized in fall or winter quarter, are for graduate students at the dissertation writing stage. The groups facilitated by Graduate Writing Center staff are offered spring and sometimes summer.

Independent Writing Groups

The Graduate Writing Center helps organize independent groups that run independently after a mandatory orientation workshop. We organize these groups once a year, usually early winter quarter. To apply to be in an independent group, you may be at any stage of the dissertation as long as you are able to commit to writing 3-4 new pages for each writing group meeting (weekly or biweekly). If you are interested in participating in an independent writing group, please complete and bring the writing group questionnaire posted here to the workshop listed below. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for those interested in being in a group.

In addition, graduate students who are trying to organize their own independent writing groups may contact us for information on best practices throughout the year. Email questions to with "independent writing group" in the subject line.

The Center is also sponsoring a Writing Group Grant Program.  Please look for additional information beginning fall '15. 

Upcoming Events


  • We're Hiring!

    The Graduate Writing Center is currently hiring Writing Consultants. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Upcoming Spring Workshops:

      Intro to Academic Writing 
      Date: 2/6
      Time:  9:30am - 12p
      Location:  Grace Dodge 457

      Intro to APA
      Date: 2/21   
      Time:  9:30am - 12p
      Location:  Horace Mann 150

      Dissertation Boot Camp
      Date: 3/16 to 3/19
      Time:  9:00am - 2pm (each day) with additional in-center writing time
      Location:  Thorndike 155
      The Boot Camp is Full

      Literature Review with Concept Mapping
      Date: 4/11
      Time:  9:30am - 10:30am Concept Mapping, 10:45 - 1pm Literature Review 
      Location:  TBA