Graduate Student Services

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Writing in Graduate School can pose unique challenges - that's why we're here to help you wherever you are. We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process from brainstorming, to final edits and citations, and anything in between.

Read on to see what specific services we offer to help Graduate Students and where you can go for additional writing resources and information.

We look forward to working with you!

Services Specific to Graduate Students

ONLINE

We know writers are busy; the Writing Center, therefore, maintains a virtual presence for writers everywhere. Use the Writing Center online through:

  • Drop-ins: log into Book It today and select "Virtual Drop In" to have a 30-minute writing consultation. This service operates as first-come-first-serve; however, you are able to drop-in during all our open hours.
  • Appointments: log into Book It to schedule an appointment for a writing consultation at a time tailored to your availability. At the time of your appointment, simply log back into Book It, check in, and your consultant will be ready and waiting to help you for your 30 or 50 minute session. 

EMAIL

Unable to meet one-to-one with a consultant? The Writing Center offers an Email Consultation service that allows you to submit a draft of your project through Book It, and within 72 hours you will receive your project back with embedded feedback from one of our trained peer consultants.

Email Consultation access requires a special permission in Book It; please fill out an Additional Services Request form or contact Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director (johpatri@gvsu.edu) for any questions or concerns.

Visit our page on Email Consultations to learn more!

Writing in College: We are here for you

FLEXIBLE

Our consultants are here and ready to work with you. As a Graduate Student, the Writing Center is flexible in that we have multiple consultation types, styles, locations, and resources to help support you as you work on your project. Have any specific concerns? Contact us!

ADAPTABLE

Not only does the Writing Center have multiple styles and types of consultations, but each of our consultants is highly trained and able to adapt to your needs during your writing consultation. Each session is different - help us make yours tailored to your needs and style.

RELIABLE

The Writing Center has a wide range of open hours and is available through phone, email, and our scheduling software Book It. Whether it be for a consultation or a quick question, drop-in to see us and our consultants will be there and ready to help! 

How can we help you?

  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Deciphering assignments
  • Crafting arguments 
  • Incorporating audience
  • Outlining and planning
  • Writing in a variety of genres
  • Drafting your paper
  • Collaborating with other writers
  • Processing feedback
  • Citing sources effectively
  • Supporting ideas with evidence

Graduate School Support Page

Looking for additional writing resources, information on dissertations, or examples of projects? Click on the image to the left to be taken to the Graduate School Writing Resources Support page for additional help and information!

 

 

 

Have other questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!