The University Writing Center (UWC) offers writing support to students from the undergraduate to the graduate level. For peer writing support, the UWC utilizes the same scheduling system as the CAE’s subject tutoring, WCOnline.
After logging in to WCOnline, use the “Limit to:” drop-down list to narrow the availability to the writing support you need.
Click on each accordion below to learn more about accessing writing support through WCOnline.
Below is information detailing the different writing support options made specifically for graduate students. It also contains instructions for signing up for graduate writing support.
View the Writing Specialists support schedule on WCOnline at www.drew.mywconline.com and make an appointment for help with a prospectus, proposal, thesis/dissertation chapter(s), or an academic paper by selecting the appropriate designation in the “Limit To” drop down menu (see image below). Writing designations are listed below this graphic.
Please review the following writing designations below and make an appointment for support accordingly using the “Limit To” drop down menu in WCOnline:
The UWC recommends that graduate students working on thesis/dissertation chapters make repeat appointments with the same specialist throughout the semester. Please note, for the UWC to book repeat appointments on your behalf, be sure to register on WCOnline first at www.drew.mywconline.com.
To schedule repeat appointments for dissertation chapters, please review the specialist’s schedule on WCOnline at www.drew.mywconline.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the Writing Specialist, day, time, and duration of appointment (30 minutes or one hour) (e.g., I see Jane Doe is available on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm at the UWC. I’d like to book an appointment with Jane the first and third Wednesday of the month from 2-3 pm.)
Graduate students are also welcome to book repeat appointments with writing specialists on a weekly basis. To do this, please email, email@example.com, and follow the instructions above.
Please read the UWC’s FAQs and policies here before making an appointment. Each student is limited to 3 hours per week per subject/course.
The weekly Graduate Writing meetup is a great way to set writing goals, work with a team of peers that will help hold you accountable for achieving those goals, and have dedicated time and space to write.
Each week we will discuss ways you can build professional writing habits, work with models, enter the scholarly conversation, present evidence, give and seek feedback, and work with style.
Meet Ups are based on the book: Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write by Dr. Helen Sword
NOTE: All meetups are held online via ZOOM.
Please register for a Graduate Writing Meetup HERE.
If you wish to connect with an editor, please review the document here: outside editors.
This section describes the goals and desired outcomes for students using the UWC’s resources.
The mission of the UWC is to encourage inquiry about writing across the curriculum and assists clients (i.e., students, faculty, and staff), in any stage of the writing process through individual consultation, including brainstorming a topic, structuring an essay, or revising. We strive to create an academic community of independent writers who are able to recognize strategies in order to improve their writing.
The UWC serves as a discourse community centered on conversation. Both the client and the writing specialist will be asking and answering questions, reading the paper together, and engaging in a dialogue about what works and what does not. By looking for solutions and strategies together, the client maintains ownership of the paper and learns from this process of problem solving. In support of discourse, our core values include the following: