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Center Hours

FALL 2018 HOURS

Monday- Thursday: 11am- 7pm

Friday: 10am- 5pm

Walk-In Hours: Wednesdays, 5-7pm; Thursdays, 3-5pm

Scheduling: https://gwc.mywconline.com 

 

The GWC will be closed for winter break starting on December 21, 2018. 

We will reopen on January 28, 2019. 


CONTACT

Phone: 212-678-3789
Email: writingcenter@tc.edu
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.

 

Services

Writing Support

Content

Private Consultations
Brainstorming
Cover Letters
Writing Workshops
Organization
Personal Statements
Doctoral Writing Retreats
Outlining
Term Papers
Doctoral Writing Groups
Drafting
Literature Reviews
 Write-Ins
Professional Development Writing
Annotated Bibliographies
 
Revision
Dissertations
 
 
Thesis
 
 
Response Papers

*We are not a proofreading service.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Finals Write-In

Monday, December 3rd: 12:30pm- 3:30pm

Monday, December 17th: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Need a quite place to write?  Join the writing center team and your peers for a 3 hours session of focused writing.  Get your finals written before the end of the term.  Write-ins have limited space and will take place in 305 Russell.

RSVP to our finals write-ins here

 

Dissertation Writers Retreat

The GWC is hosting a Dissertation Writers Retreat, a small-group opportunity to write in solidarity with other doctoral students preparing to submit their proposal or final manuscript. An advisor will lead participants through goal-setting activities and discuss strategies for productive writing.

Participation is limited and priority given to those planning to propose or defend by May 2019. The retreat will be from 11 am-3 pm, January 14-17, 2019. You have the option of attending 2-day or 4-day sessions. To apply for the 2019 Retreat, please complete the application here by midnight on Wednesday, December 12th.


 

NEED AN ONLINE WRITING REFRESHER?  Check-out our webinars!

Clincal Writing Webinar 

Check out our webinar introducing the components of Clincal Writing here.  


 Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.