Graduate Writing Resources Center

What is the GWRC?

The GWRC is a free resource brought to you through a partnership between the A&S Graduate Center and the Writing Resources Center. Located on the first floor of Swem Library, the GWRC welcomes grad students for individual help at any stage of writing, from generating ideas to polishing a final draft. We offer individual writing consultations as well as weekly Saturday morning "Write-Ins."

What to expect from a consultation appointment at the GWRC:

Strengthen your writing skills by working with a specially-trained graduate writing consultant on any type of graduate-level writing at any stage of the process. Bring class assignments, research proposals, job cover letters, thesis/dissertation excerpts, or teaching statements at any stage of development. You will receive guidance to help you develop your writing and editing skills, and to improve clarity, focus, and organization. The GWRC is not an editorial service. The consultant will guide you toward better skills and habits.

How to prepare for an appointment:
  • Plan ahead. Bring the assignment and any other relevant materials, as well as the piece of writing you'd like help with.
  • Come prepared with some questions or specific issues you'd like to work on.
  • Don't be afraid to bring a very early, rough draft, or even just an outline. We can help you at any stage of the writing proecess!
  • Be ready to take an active role in the consultation.
How to prepare for a Saturday Write-In:
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own coffee, tea, or water.
  • Bring all the materials you will need so you can work uninterupted on a portion of your writing project, including books, notes, and your laptop.
  •  Plan ahead. Set a reasonable goal: what exactly do you want to accomplish during each three-hour Write-In?