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.
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 and Email Consultations
Graduate students can receive feedback from a consultant via Google Docs by sharing drafts with firstname.lastname@example.org or via email by filling out a web form on the Writing Center website. 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.
Time To Write: Join Faculty/Staff Fridays
Join faculty, staff, and your graduate colleagues for quiet writing time every other Friday afternoon from 12-5 p.m. These events integrate all aspects of our faculty/staff writing support, giving you an opportunity to work in peer writing groups, meet one-on-one with a professional consultant, or write in a quiet space. Dates and locations are listed below.
Allendale – LOH 120
- August 31
- September 14, 28
- October 12, 26
- January 11, 25
- February 8, 22
Pew – DEV 302E
- September 7, 21
- October 5, 19
- November 2
- January 18
- February, 1, 15
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