Ashland University Graduate Writing Consultation (GWC) Service

Improve your writing at the graduate level

Hours: By appointment (online appointments available)

Contact: (Before emailing, Go to "Policies" and see "Process for Consulatations.)" 

Hours: By appointment (online appointments available)

Undergraduates click here.

Seminary students click here.


Graduate writing consultation (GWC) is a free service available for students in graduate degree programs at Ashland University through the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), College of Education (COE), College of Business and Economics (COBE), College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) and the Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS). The aim of the service is to collaborate with and mentor students as they explore ways to improve their graduate-level academic writing skills. The service includes both individual and small-group consultations; all consultations are confidential.

NOTE: Please see the "Policies" link at left for instructions on how to submit a paper for assistance.

Why use GWC?

GWC is an important service for all graduate students, especially those who have been away from academia for a while or international students adapting to graduate study in the United States.

As you strive to become a better thinker and writer at the graduate level, our masters' qualified Graduate Writing Consultants (GWCs) can help with the following issues:

  • Improving organization and structure

  • Enhancing word flow, clarity, and readability

  • Fulfilling APA or other formal style guidelines, including in-text citation and final documentation

  • Identifying and correcting grammar and punctuation errors

Please remember, however, that the GWC is not permitted to write or correct a paper for you.

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.