Graduate Consultation Options

We recognized that Graduate Students have more demanding projects than typical undergrads. Consultants are trained to work with a variety of assignments and issues, but we cannot guarantee a graduate consultant will respond to your work. If you want to make sure you work with a peer, we recommend a one-to-one or read-ahead appointment. The Writing Center, however, has a couple of specific options for graduate support: 


One-to-One Graduate Consultations

The Writing Center offers 50-minute appointments for graduate students to help you plan a project, revise for submission to a journal, and discuss writing issues of concern to you. Graduate students can also drop in for a 30-minute consultation or make a 50-minute appointment at both the Allendale and downtown locations. Call 331-2922 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Read-Ahead Appointments

For students working on longer drafts, submitting your paper ahead of time allows more time for feedback and discussion. Available only at our downtown location (DeVos student study area Building C) you can sign up for this service by scheduling online. When selecting your location, choose "Graduate Read Ahead Downtown" and you will be prompted to upload your current draft. We require 48 hours reading time before appointments.

Online & Email Consultations

Graduate students can receive feedback from a consultant via Google Docs by sharing drafts with This will allow synchronous feedback with a consultant through the Google Docs chat feature and document sharing abilities. We provide this service on Mondays-Wednesdays @ 8pm-12am. If you have questions about accessing Google Docs, click here

Graduate students are also privy to our email service, which provides consultant-feedback on drafts after 72 hours post submission. Feel free to submit your papers by filling out a web form

For more information about email consultations, click here




Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.

Page last modified November 17, 2016