Graduate Student Resources
The UNC Writing Center provides five major services for graduate students:
We support graduate student writers.
Individual writing coaching. We offer individual appointments 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.
Grad writing group connections We’re also piloting a matching service for Summer 2022. We’d like to connect grad students in writing groups that offer:
- feedback and/or
Register and indicate what you’re looking for. We’ll connect you with other grads with similar goals.
Dissertation Boot Camp We also host a week-long intensive writing camp several times a year to help graduate writers make substantial progress on their dissertations and to develop a supportive community of other writers from across the campus.
The next Dissertation Boot Camps will be
Participants must commit to the entire week of this intensive writing experience. See the Dissertation Boot Camp page for more information.
We provide online resources for you and your students.
We provide online handouts on common graduate writing tasks in the Writing the Paper and the Specific Writing Assignments or Contexts columns of our Tips & Tools page. Graduate-focused handouts include:
- Goal setting for graduate writers
- Dissertation writing
- Journal article publication letters
- Conference papers
- Academic cover letters
- Teaching statements
- Diversity statements
- Finding your field
- Building your writing community
- Responding to student writing
- Writing groups
- More to come!
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. 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.