The Graduate Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
1. Writing Consultations
Experienced writing consultants provide feedback on any writing project at any step of the writing process. In these 50-minute collaborative sessions, writing consultants ask thoughtful questions and offer suggestions in order to help writers consider new perspectives, clarify arguments, and develop strategies for revision. Onsite and synchronous online consultations are available; to schedule an appointment, CLICK HERE.
- A guide for online consultations is available HERE.
- Asynchronous online writing consultations are available through the Texas Tech UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER.
Workshops are interactive discussions about common writing concerns and genres. Offerings vary each semester; past topics include writing for academic audiences and developing productive writing practices. Distance students may participate via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
- To register for upcoming workshops, CLICK HERE.
3. Graduate Writing Groups
Graduate Writing Groups provide structure and support for students writing theses, dissertations, or other long projects. Each week, these groups meet for three hours for goal setting and independent writing time. Graduate students must apply for membership at the beginning of each semester. The next round of applications will be announced though Tech email, and on our social media channels.
4. Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camps
Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camps are intended to help students progress through the thesis or dissertation process by providing writing support, a quiet environment, structured time, and a sense of community. Participants will develop more effective writing practices and will learn about topics such as goal setting, authorship, publishing, and presenting research. This four-day event is held each semester; it is co-sponsored by the Graduate School.
WORK WITH US
We are seeking both native-English speakers and non-native English speakers from any discipline to join our team! Our tutors come from several different colleges. From English to Philosophy, Theatre to Natural Resource Management, Linguistics to Atmospheric Science, and more, our writing consultants come from many different degree programs!
Interested in becoming a writing consultant? CLICK HERE to apply.