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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

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.