Fall 2019 Hours

Mon-Tue | 9 am – 5 pm
Wed-Thu | 12 noon – 7 pm
Fri | 9 am – 12 noon


H.T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons

For more information:


601-979-0694, 601-979-0989





  1. Thesis and Dissertation Roundtable

    August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  2. UEPE Preparation Workshop

    September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Writing in Graduate School

As a graduate student, you are preparing to enter conversations on issues that matter in your field. Participating in professional conversations involves writing and getting feedback from peers, colleagues, and professors. In the Richard Wright Center (RWC), you have the opportunity to receive feedback from trained tutors at any stage of the creative and research processes as you develop written, oral, and visual representations of your ideas for an academic audience.

How You Can Use the RWC

  • Get feedback at any stage of a research project (e.g., proposal, literature review, methodology, results, discussion)
  • Participate in thesis and dissertation roundtables
  • Prepare for a conference presentation
  • Create visual aids (e.g., posters, PowerPoint slides)
  • Revise an article for publication
  • Practice for a thesis or dissertation defense
  • Invite us to your class to talk about research and writing 


Thesis and Dissertation Template

In this template, we follow the JSU Graduate School guidelines for Thesis and Dissertation and the APA style manual, 6th edition.

JSU Thesis and Dissertation Template. Please read Instructions before using the template.

More Resources

Writing in Graduate School

Writing Under Pressure: GECE Essay

Developing a Research Proposal

How to Ask a Research Question–a video from the English Community at Macmillan Learning

Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Discussion Chapter

Things About a PhD Nobody Told You About — In this TED talk, Laura Valadez-Martinez shares 7 challenges she faced while going through the PhD process.

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