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)
  • Take an 8-Week Certificate Course “Writing in Graduate School”
  • 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 cohort or study group meeting to talk about research and writing 


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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