About the Writing Center
Have a writing task to accomplish? Need someone to talk to about your writing? Consult an experienced graduate student at the Writing Center.
Make an Appointment
- Click here to schedule an appointment online or in-person.
What to Bring
- Assignment sheet/author’s guidelines
- Reacher/reviewer feedback
What to expect
- One-on-one 50-minute appointments
- Critical discussion of organization, purpose, audience, and goals
- Thorough reading of your document
Can’t make it to an appointment in person? Try SMARTHINKING’s online writing support.
The 2012 Dissertation Forum was a great success! Thank you to all who joined us. It was a great time for networking, sharing ideas and learning how to make it through the dissertation process. Many of our presenters offered to share their materials with us. If you weren’t able to join us, or would like a refresher on the materials, please check out the Dissertation Workshop Library Guide!
Whether you’re applying to graduate school, medical school, or that awesome scholarship, chances are you’ll have to develop a personal statement to submit with your application. Personal statements go by many names – statements, letters of intent, statements of research – and is often considered to be one of the most difficult genres of writing.
Why is a personal statement so difficult to write?
Though it’s hard to believe, we’re nearly half way through Summer A. In fact, some of you are already composing term papers and may have some pressing questions about APA. If you don’t have time to make it to the Writing Center, here are 3 places on the web that can provide some of the answers you need:
The Writing Center’s APA Handout: Our APA handout aims to provide a qu ...more
As digital discourse becomes more prevalent, it also becomes more relevant to our writing. Citation style guides have, historically, been slow to produce standard citation forms for these emerging resources. This week, we want to share the best resources we’ve found for appropriately incorporating and citing emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and other forms of digital writing.