Graduate Writing Center

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center!

 

"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 masters and doctoral students during University breaks
  • NEW! Small, responsive mini workshops generated from consultant data and client feedback

Our Services


Services

Writing Support

Content

Private Consultations Brainstorming Personal Statements
Writing Workshops Organization Term/Response Papers
Doctoral Writing Groups Outlining Literature Reviews
Doctoral Dissertation Retreats Drafting Annotated Bibliographies
Masters Thesis Bootcamp Professional Development Writing Dissertations/Thesis
Midterm/Finals Write-Ins Revision  

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

*We do not offer proofreading, formatting, or editing services, no exceptions.*

 


Center Information


Center Hours

All consultations will be conducted via Zoom. 

Fall 2020 Hours 

Monday, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, 7 am - 6 pm

Wednesday, 11 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday, 7 am - 9 pm

Friday, 1 pm - 5 pm

Graduating in December 2020? A second weekly appointment with a writing consultant is now available, space permitting. Please send your requests the day before you would like your second appointment to Meredith Schuman at mds2246@tc.columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Virtual Walk-In Hours

 Walk-in Hours

 

Wednesay, 5 - 6 pm

Thursday, 6 - 7 pm

 

Have a simple question? Want feedback on a very short piece, or just want to try out the GWC? Our consultant will work with you for 15 minute sessions. 

 

Due to the virtual nature of our walk-ins, you can now make appointments anytime the day of the walk-in session. If you can no longer attend the walk-in session, please cancel the appointment on our scheduling platform. 

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