Texas Tech University

Graduate Student Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is dedicated to developing graduate students' and postdoctoral fellows' writing and research skills. The GWC brings together scholars with disparate backgrounds, interests, and talents in order to foster the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

The GWC offers the following services:

  • Writing Consultations: Experienced writing consultants provide feedback on any writing project at any step of the writing process. In these 50-minute collaborative sessions, writing consultants ask thoughtful questions and offer suggestions in order to help writers consider new perspectives, clarify arguments, and develop strategies for revision. Onsite and synchronous online consultations are available; to schedule an appointment, click here.
  • Workshops: Workshops are interactive discussions about common writing concerns and genres. Offerings vary each semester; past topics include writing for academic audiences and developing productive writing practices. Distance students may participate via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

To register for upcoming workshops, click here

  • Graduate Writing Groups: Graduate Writing Groups provide structure and support for students writing theses, dissertations, or other long projects. Each week, these groups meet for three hours for goal setting and independent writing time. Graduate students must apply for membership at the beginning of each semester. For an application, email the Graduate Writing Center
  • Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camps: Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camps are intended to help students progress through the thesis or dissertation process by providing writing support, a quiet environment, structured time, and a sense of community. Participants will develop more effective writing practices and will learn about topics such as goal setting, authorship, publishing, and presenting research. This four-day event is held each semester; it is co-sponsored by the Graduate School. The Fall 2018 Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp will be held September 24-27, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM daily. Register Here.

Apply for a Fall 2018 writing group . Deadline: September 7

Interested in becoming a writing consultant? Click here to apply.

Contact us:
Location: 43 Administration Building (inside the Graduate Center)
Phone: 806.742.2476, ext. 1
Email: gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu

Associate Director: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu)

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