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The UNC Writing Center provides five major services for graduate students:

We support graduate student writers.

We offer writing coaching to help with any writing project you’re working on–whether it’s a course or conference paper, a proposal, thesis or dissertation writing, or application materials. Make an appointment or submit a draft online.

We also host a Dissertation Boot Camp at least once a month to help graduate writers make substantial progress on their dissertations and to develop a supportive community of other writers from across the campus.


We provide online resources for you and your students.

We provide online handouts on common graduate writing tasks in the “Specific Writing Assignments or Contexts” column of our Tips & Tools page.

These include handouts on dissertation writing, on conference papers, and journal article publication letters, as well as handouts on writing components of academic job applications such as academic cover letters, teaching statements, and diversity statements. Peruse the full collection of handouts and multimedia writing strategy “demos” for use as teaching tools or as additional resources for your students.

Find more resources and join the online community of UNC graduate writers at The Write Place. Join the Zoom room to write with other grads for motivation and accountability.


We host workshops on graduate writing and teaching with writing.

We offer a series of workshops focused on common graduate-level texts, on productive writing habits, and on strategies for using writing in classes you teach. The workshop schedule is updated regularly under the heading Grad Student Workshops.


We offer English language support for international graduate students.

We facilitate academic and social communication at the graduate level through free courses, facilitated writing groups, and intercultural speaking group. Learn more on our English Language page.


We offer classroom visits.

We are happy to visit your class to introduce ourselves and our services to your students. If you would like to arrange a visit or tour, please submit a request.