Graduate Writing Consultation

How the Service Works:

Using your email address, email

If you do not use your email address, you may get an error message.

In your email specify:

1. Your name and contact information

2. Your graduate program and the course you're in

3. A description of the project and deadlines

4. Your preferred method of help

  • All graduate consultants can provide asynchronous, online feedback to a draft. Some consultants are also available to meet with you on campus, over the phone, or via webchat. Specify your preference in the initial email so you can be matched up with a consultant who can meet your needs.

About Graduate Writing Consultation:

What we can do:

  • Provide constructive feedback on your ideas, outlines and drafts
  • Provide help with improving organization and structure
  • Provide feedback to improve word flow, clarity, readability
  • Provide feeback to APA or other formal style guidelines, including in-text citation and documentation
  • Provide feeback on grammar and punctuation errors
  • Respond to your initial request withitn 24-48 hours

We cannot do:

  • GWCs cannot "fix" or correct errors--they can identify them and point you to recources for help
  • GWCs cannot be content experts in your discipline. GWCs are masters-qualified experts in writing. They can help with your writing but cannot tell you whether you have gotten your content "right." Consult your professor for help with that.
  • GWCs cannot write your work for you. They are here for your guidance and support only.
  • GWCs do work outside the 9-5 workday, but are not on-call 24/7. Do not wait until the last minute to request help.


Contact Dr. Maura Grady, Writing Center Director with questions:


Undergraduates click here.

Seminary students click here.

Graduate Writing Consultation Session Report

Complete the first portion of the Graduate Writing Consultation Session Report and email it to the consultant or save and electronic copy to be used at your consultation. Graduate Writing Consultation Session Report.

Online Blackboard Collaboration

If you  have scheduled an online live chat, click here to enter the Blackboard Collaborate location for online meetings.