Graduate Student Services

Alphabetical list of Handouts & Guides

Words of Wisdom

Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.

— Jennifer Weiner

Our consultants, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, are generalists. They specialize in assisting writers and public speakers in a wide variety of situations. While they may not be familiar with the details of every discipline's writing style, they can work collaboratively with you to help you understand and follow the requirements of your discipline's genres for organization, grammar, style, and content. See our full description, including how to make an appointment.

The University Writing Center is not an editing or a proofreading service, but we can help you locate professional freelance editors. Or, we can help you develop the skills you need to proofread and edit your own work.
DATA, or Dissertation, Article, and Thesis Assistance, assigns a specific consultant to work with a student for up to 10 sessions. Participation requires an approved proposal. For more on DATA and how to apply, see our full description.
Write Line is a virtual graduate student writing group conducted via Zoom. Write Line provides a productive virtual writing space so that participants can stay accountable to their writing goals. For more on Write Line and how to apply, see our full description.
Offered during the fall and spring semesters, workshops help graduate students enhance their communication skills. Workshops address graduate-specific topics such as preparing a literature review, writing grant proposals, and giving conference presentations. Students participating can earn a unit toward the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate. See our full description
For four full days, you can work on your thesis or dissertation and get advice from UWC consultants and staff. Retreats are a great way to make significant progress in your writing. Participation is limited and requires an application. For more on Thesis and Dissertation Retreats and to apply, see our full description.
Our Writing and Speaking Guides, both handouts, podcasts, and videos, can be viewed alphabetically or topically. Also see our interactive lessons on a variety of writing topics.
See our list of resources  for English Language Learners. It includes both on-campus help and suggestions for self-study.

For more information about any of our graduate student services, contact us. Also see our services specifically tailored for English Language Learners.

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