The Office of Graduate Education

Graduate Writing Services

Improve Your Writing

Graduate students may make appointments for feedback on their writing projects, such as a course assignment, a personal statement, part of a dissertation. Our one-to-one consultations help identify areas for improvement and assist with the overall writing process. Because our purpose is to help graduate students improve their skills, our services do not include editing or proofreading. We can help you, however, learn strategies for proofreading and editing your own work.

Schedule An Appointment

Graduate students enrolled in the School of Management should contact the Business Communication Center to schedule all writing appointments.

All other graduate students may make two 50-minute appointments per week but schedule only one appointment per day.

To schedule an appointment for a consultation or for more information, please email Thomasina Hickmann [email protected].

Graduate Writing Services does not provide consultations for resumes and cover letters. For assistance, graduate students should contact the Career Center.

Graduate Writing Services Workshops - Spring 2019


  • Writing with Style
    Wednesday, April 3, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, in FA 2.206

    This workshop is designed to help graduate students improve their writing by asking them to review and apply a range of strategies based on concepts of effective communication.
  • Please note that this workshop does not address grammar issues but covers strategies for improving prose style.

    Primarily, it will focus on clear and concise communication by emphasizing how to write with clarity, brevity, and coherence.

    Registration is not required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

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