Benefits of this Service
- Sessions can cover as little or as much material as the student requests.
- Sessions have no pre-set duration, and so can last as long as necessary.
- Students can submit their material prior to the meeting, ensuring each session is as productive and personalized as possible.
- If meeting in-person is not convenient, consultionation sessions can be done electronically.
- Copy editing work can be done (time permitting).
Welcome to the Graduate Writing Support Service!
The Woodruff Library and Laney Graduate School would like to invite you to participate in a new pilot support service created solely with the demands of graduate school in mind.
Schedule a collaborative writing consultation personalized for your writing project!
All types of writing are welcome, such as seminar papers or dissertation chapters.
Sessions can encompass as little or as much material as you would like.
We carefully read and become familiar with your work ahead of time.
If meeting in person is not convenient, we can also return comments electronically.
We look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or to schedule your first session!
Please submit inquiries or schedule appointments through the Make an Appointment page
In the Spring of 2010, the Woodruff Library Reference Services team noticed that students were not receiving a fully supportive experience with their research work. They could go to the reference team for research questions, or the Writing Center for argumentative and stylistic work. However, these support systems for the research and writing process were kept separate, staffed by different individuals with different training. We determined this lack of integration was actually doing the students a disservice. In Fall 2010, we piloted a program to better link these two university resources. More infromation can be found at the link below.
Through the research conducted for the 2010 program, we discovered that a specific set of students was being particularly underserved--graduate students. Now, as an additional facet of the joint venture, we have designed a support and consultation service specifically for graduate students. We are interested in assisting graduate students with all types of writing, from brainstorming seminar papers to copy editing dissertation chapters. So far, we have met with Masters and PhD candidates from over 15 different departments, including English, Religion, Anthropology, and Epidemiology. We encourage any and all who are interested to please contact us or make an appointment!