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
Workshop Series for Graduate Students
The Graduate Fellowship Writing Series in partnership with Fryrear Chair, Geoff Brennecka
- 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 Writing Group
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.
Thesis Formatting Reviews
We offer thesis formatting help two to three weeks before an upload deadline. During the Fall 2020 semester, Thesis Formatting Reviews will be offered online. Students should prepare an electronic copy of their thesis for a preliminary format review. Students can receive help with formatting 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:
- October: 14, 21, 28
- November: 3, 4, 10, 11
- December: 2, 9
To make an appointment, please visit our online scheduler and make an appointment in the “Thesis Formatting” slot.
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.