Services for Graduate Students
The Center for Writing provides support for graduate students through:
For a one-on-one conference, make an appointment with one of our two graduate consultants (who are earning their M.A.s in English) or with the Director. Our hours are flexible, and we can also arrange for a series of meetings over the time it takes for you to complete your project. Our undergraduate consultants are also highly trained to be active listeners for writing in progress.
If you have any of the following specific needs, please consider our other resources as well.
If you are:
A graduate student in one of the CAPS (College of Professional Sciences) programs, your first stop should be:
An ESL graduate student not in a CAPS program and finding reading and writing English at the graduate level in your discipline is difficult:
Work full time and are in graduate school so find it difficult to find time to see a consultant:
Use our Online Consulting
. Or find a professional consultant/tutor through our list of independent freelance editors and tutors.
Outstate and a distance learner:
Writing your dissertation:
Writing an abstract:
Creating a professional vita:
Need discipline-specific writing advice:
Need an editor or proofreader:
Contact our front desk at (651) 962-5601 for names. (We do not recommend the editors but are merely serving to connect writers with professionals; we also have no idea about the fees charged.)
Considering further graduate study:
out of the University of Central Florida provides advice on getting into graduate school, writing a thesis, writing personal statments, curriculum vitae and cover letters.
Giving an academic talk: