Academic Writing Resources

The Graduate School and campus partners offer resources to help students meet their academic goals and improve their writing through informal opportunities, consultations, courses, and workshops.


Graduate Write-Ins occur Monday through Friday mornings, 8 to 11 a.m. in the Big Red Barn, so that graduate and professional students with writing goals and deadlines can write in a quiet, supportive environment. Students can be more productive and accountable while writing with a supportive community. One free cup of coffee or tea provided on select days. Each week, two or three days will be randomly selected as free coffee/tea days for students who legibly sign or swipe in and stay at the Big Red Barn to do academic work.

Writing Consultations

The Graduate Writing Service provides peer tutors offering one-on-one consultations for graduate students seeking feedback on all kinds of written work. From formal essays to reading responses, from lab reports to personal statements, from PowerPoint presentations to grant applications, tutors support writers at all ability levels in their efforts to communicate more effectively in academic and professional contexts. Writers may visit just once to discuss questions or short projects or visit multiple times to sharpen drafts and build more effective writing skills. There are tutors available who specialize in supporting ESL writers.

Writing Support for Multilingual Graduate Students

The English Language Support Office (ELSO) offers pronunciation and writing courses, tutoring, and workshops. These services are designed to support graduate and professional students in diverse programs, from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and at diverse points in their graduate careers.