Graduate Student Resources
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.
Accountabilibuddies. We’re happy to promote a student group that meets each weekday from 9 to noon. They welcome all grad writers who would like to have company and accountability for their writing. Register for the link and join as your schedule allows. Contact us with any questions, and we’ll put you in touch.
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:
- Academic cover letters
- ADHD and graduate writing
- Building your writing community
- Conference papers
- Dissertation strategies
- Diversity statements
- Finding your field
- Goal setting for graduate writers
- Journal article publication letters
- Responding to student writing
- Teaching statements
- 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.