Graduate Resources

The Writing Center’s goal is to support the entire Mines community, from students to faculty to alumni. As a resource for graduate students, we work with thesis writing, journal articles, and we work with GSG to provide thesis formatting reviews. We also hold graduate writing hours separate from our standard hours to cater to graduate student needs.

The Writing Center hosts a signature event each year known as the Thesis Writers Retreat. Exclusive to graduate students, this retreat is a chance to write with your peers, learn from breakout sessions on a variety of topics, and work with professional writing consultants to best portray your research.

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Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Writing Group

Graduate writing groups will meet remotely every other Friday, 9:00-12:00 am MST, during Spring 2021. Work on writing your thesis, conference paper, or any other type of project. These sessions are casual and meant to give you a set time to work on your writing. You can attend for all or only part of the designated time.  A professional writing consultant will be available for feedback and support should you need it at any point during the session.

Please register by clicking on the Spring 2021 dates below. You must register with a valid Mines e-mail address to receive a confirmation e-mail with the Zoom link.

  • January 22
  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 30
Thesis Formatting Reviews

Graduate Student Government provides thesis formatting support via the Writing Center 2-3 weeks before upload deadlines. Students should prepare an electronic copy of their thesis for a preliminary format review. Students can receive help with issues such as margins, visual aids, page numbers, white space, and front matter. All formatting sessions will take place online with the consultant titled “thesis formatting.” Appointments are available on the following days:

  • May 4, 9am-1pm
  • May 5, 9am-1pm
  • May 11, 9 am – 1 pm
  • May 12. 1 pm – 5 pm

To make an appointment, please visit our online scheduler and make an appointment in the “Thesis Formatting” slot.

Workshop Series for Graduate Students

Spring 2021

Writing to Publish: How to Tailor Your Writing for an Academic Journal
Allyce Horan, Writing Center Director
Geoff Brennecka, Fryrear Chair
March 11, 2021
5-5:50 pm

Plan Ahead: Creating Timelines for Your Writing
Allyce Horan, Writing Center Director
Geoff Brennecka, Fryrear Chair
February 18th, 2021
5-5:50 pm

Graduate School Week with the Career Center
Writing a Statement of Purpose
Kait McNamee, Lead Consultant
January 21, 2021


The Graduate Fellowship Writing Series in partnership with Fryrear Chair, Geoff Brennecka

Fall 2020

  • NSF GRFP Writing Panel, September 16th
  • Writing Check-in 1: Big Picture, September 30th
  • Writing Check-in 2: Audience, October 7th
  • Writing Check-in 3: Connection, October 14th
Graduate Student Signature Event: Thesis Writers Retreat

Please click here to learn more about our graduate student signature event, the Thesis Writers Retreat.

Graduate Writing Week

This event is designed to give graduate students daily blogs, workshops, and tips to help jump-start your project.

Blogs feature authors at various stages of writing and illustrate their unique perspective on motivation, organization, and time management. Workshops are designed to support graduate students at various stages of the writing process.

Click here to learn more about Graduate Writing Week and to sign up for future information about it.

Past Events