The GRC provides writing services for the diverse needs of academic writing.
"As graduate students we work very hard on our writing and it's so beneficial to have one more set of eyes to go over our writing and help us make it even better. I would recommend all of the GRC services to other students, but the writing is one that I would suggest you don't take for granted."
Writing consultants provide 60-minute individual meetings for writing in all disciplines for all registered graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Writing consultants can review:
*Schedule will vary during summer, finals, and school breaks
Please note: You are required to bring two copies of your writing to your appointment. One copy is for the writing consultant to use and keep. The second copy is for yourself to make necessary edits. Your copy can either be printed or electronic, but the copy for the writing consultants must be printed.
Schedule a writing consultant appointment online or call the GRC at 949-824-3849
The Dissertation Boot Camps provides an intensive three-day writing opportunity for graduate students during any stage of writing the dissertationwriting process. The boot camp format includes:
Three days of structured writing time in a quiet, distraction-free setting
Brief lessons on goal setting and sustainable writing practices
Individualized writing consultation meetings to address specific writing needs
Opportunities for continued, peer-driven dissertation writing sessions
Contact the GRC to find out when the next Dissertation Boot Camp is scheduled.
Write-ins (mini dissertation boot camp) provide dedicated times for participants to do more than write quietly in the same room. Write-ins promote the development of healthy writing habits and instant access to a GRC writing consultant. Participants set goals for the write-in, keep each other accountable for their goals, and are often surprised by how much they can write when they are free of distractions.
ESL/ELL Academic Writing Series
This series of workshops addresses the specific grammar and language mechanics confronted by writers whose first language is not English. Taught in tandem with native speakers who excel in English writing, these workshop target the unique needs of first language speakers of Korean, Chinese, Farsi and Spanish to address problems common to their native language group.
Writing groups are a valuable way to stay motivated and receive feedback about your writing.
GRC has also hosted targeted writing groups focused on:
Grants or fellowship application process
Dissertation or thesis writing
Academic job applications
Want to form a writing group? The GRC can help with:
Scheduling a meeting place
Arranging a writing consultant to help you get started
Promoting your writing group to the campus community
Writing consultants present workshops throughout the year relating to scholarly writing and other aspects of graduate student life. Recent examples include:
Getting it “Right”: The Necessity of Error in Academic Writing
Citation and Writing Software
Breaking Down Big Writing Projects
Streamline Your Writing with Scrivener
Clean-Up Crew: Editing and Filing Your Thesis or Dissertation
Click on the Graduate Division calendar for dates, times and descriptions.
Dedicated Writing Space
The GRC provides a quiet place to write with wireless internet access and comfortable seating.