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

We support graduate student writers.

Individual writing coaching. Individual appointments may be available 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. See our Appointment FAQs for details.

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.

Grad Student Academic Coaching Group. A six-week coaching group for graduate students seeking support in any aspect of their graduate school experience. Check back for semester dates.

How I Write and Learn Blog. Our blog offers first-person accounts on a variety of specific topics, including writing, productivity, tools and strategies, and focus.

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:


Peruse the full collection of handouts and multimedia writing strategy “demos” for use as teaching tools or as additional resources for your students.

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.