Graduate Resources


Graduate Writing Groups

Graduate writing groups will resume Fall 2020. Over the summer, a consultant would be happy to work with you during an online appointment via chat, audio, and/or video. Please visit our online scheduler to make an appointment today!

Graduate writing groups meet every other Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00-12:00. 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. Wednesdays are staffed by a professional writing consultant while Saturdays are grad students only. Free coffee will be provided on Wednesdays.


The Thesis Writers Retreat

The May 2020 event is postponed due to continuing Covid-19 concerns.

The Thesis Writers Retreat is a three-day program which gives graduate students structured time to work on their thesis or other related writing project. Professional writing consultants, research librarians, and thesis formatters will be on hand to provide academic support on request. During structured writing time, students will have the option to attend hourly breakout sessions which will focus on topics ranging from plagiarism to literature reviews. All structured writing time will be followed by a casual presentation with free lunch.



Graduate Writing Week: Start Your Summer Write

Visit the Graduate Writing Week page HERE

Virtual workshops will teach you tools and techniques you can apply to your writing. Register for the workshops below:

Monday, May 11, 12:00-12:50
Graduate Student Panel: Making the Most of Your Time
Gauen Alexander, Sarah Zaccarine, Rami Abousleiman, and Muthu Thyagarajan
Register Here

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00-12:50
Anxiety and Writing: Overcoming Obstacles
Kait McNamee, Writing Center Consultant
Register Here

Wednesday, May 13, 12:00-12:50
Researching and Writing Literature Reviews
Emily Bongiovanni, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Allyce Horan, Writing Center Director
Register Here

Thursday, May 14, 12:00-12:50
Plan Ahead: Creating Realistic Timelines for Your Thesis
Allyce Horan, Writing Center Director
Register Here

Friday, May 15, 12:00-12:50
Writing Center Panel: Tips and Tricks to Write Effectively
Writing Center Consultants
Register Here