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ZZ Graduate Student Services

One-to-One Graduate Student 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 and Email Consultations

Graduate students can receive feedback via email by filling out a web form on the Writing Center website. Additionally, graduate students have access to all the regular writing center services and locations, including online via Google Docs, which can be utilized by sharing drafts with 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 29
  • September 12, 26
  • October 10. 24
  • January 9, 23
  • February 6, 20

Pew - Eberhard 101

  • September 5, 19
  • October 3, 17
  • January 16, 30
  • February 13