Graduate students

The Writing & Speaking Center offers graduate students appointments with any of our consultants. Graduate students are limited to one 1.5 hour appointment with a consultant per week, but are welcome to make 45- minute appointments with our  consultants for their remaining three (3) hours. All students are limited to 4.5 hours of support a week.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, the University Writing & Speaking Center offers specialized support to dissertators and thesis writers.

Thesis & Dissertation Writing & Speaking Fellows

The Writing & Speaking Center offers a program to graduate students who are working on theses and dissertations. Thesis and Dissertation Writing & Speaking Fellows allow graduate students the option to be paired with the same consultant over the course of one semester (3 visits minimum) or a full year (5 visits minimum). Initial meetings between graduate students and their Thesis and Dissertation Writing & Speaking Fellow include planning a working agenda for the semester or academic year.

Consultations will accommodate individual graduate student’s writing and speaking/presenting needs and process, according to their graduate schedule. Graduate students can use consultations to improve literature reviews, methodology sections, formatting, organization, readability, or any other aspect of writing and speaking/presenting.

Only five (5) Thesis & Dissertation Writing & Speaking Fellows are available each academic year. Requests will be accepted until September 30 for fall semester and January 31 for spring semester or until the fellows are assigned.

If you are interested in pairing with a Thesis & Dissertation Writing & Speaking Fellow, please fill out the form.

Graduate writing groups

The Writing & Speaking Center is hosting facilitated writing groups for graduate students working on theses, dissertations, grant proposals, presentations, or article submissions.

If you are interested in participating in a Graduate Writing Group, please contact Maureen McBride.

Helpful blogs for graduate students

Check out these useful blogs for writing theses, dissertations and related materials.