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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

Introduction to Academic Writing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 11am; FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 10 am

This workshop will provide students with guidelines and strategies for producing academic writing. Participants will learn basic tips about organization, academic conventions, and citations. Strategies for writing and proofreading and hints for finding and using resources will particularly be covered.

 

Doctoral Student Welcome

THURSDAY, SEPTERMBER 6, 4:30pm

This brief workshop will provide an overview of services for doctoral students and will be included as part of the OSA Doctoral Student Welcome.  

RSVP to our Fall workshops here

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

Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.