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Writing Center | Support for Graduate Students

Graduate Students Helping Graduate Students

Individual Coaching Sessions 

This is still first and primary support for students. Grad students meet with a trained graduate student writing consultant for individualized, one-to-one help. You may schedule up to 2 sessions per week by calling 202-885-2991. We recommend that you set up a series of appointments with one consultant to work on longer projects.

Graduate Student Programs and Presentations

Each semester, we offer small group workshops aimed especially at graduate students’ particular writing needs—eg. Writing the Literature Review, Proposal Writing, Creating an Abstract—through the Graduate Studies Enhancement Program. We also offer programs in partnership with Bender Library and other campus resources to support the specific writing challenges of grad level research. Watch for announcements in Today @AU email.

The video below shows one such presentation:

Our graduate writing consultants

  • are skillful coaches, able to help with key writing issues such as clarity, focus, organization, and syntax.
  • can offer the helpful feedback of an objective audience.
  • are available to work with you up to two times a week.
  • maintain a consistent schedule all semester, so you can set up a regular weekly appointment time.

Grad Writing Workshop—a video

9/25 Grad Writing Process from Provost Office @ AU in DC on Vimeo.