Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Write Here, Write Now.

Graduate Writing Center

Director: Claire Mischker, Ph.D
Location: 405 Lamar Hall

The goal of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to provide free consultations to help graduate students produce successful academic writing by further developing effective writing skills. Writers from any discipline or department are encouraged to seek assistance with any stage of the writing process: from conception to composition to revision, from first to final draft. We are here to help writers develop strategies to improve their own writing. Remember that we will make suggestions concerning your writing, but final decisions should always be made by you, as the author of your work, and your director or committee, if applicable.

Graduate students are encouraged to make appointments for writing consultations well in advance of an assignment due date or document deadline. The calendar is set so that clients must schedule appointments one week in advance. If you have a more urgent deadline, you should contact Dr. Mischker directly.

Look out for announcements about workshops, writing groups, and boot camps specifically geared toward graduate student writing concerns. If you have an idea for a workshop or would like to start/participate in a writing group, please contact us.

We offer services for any assignment, including, but not limited to:

Lab Reports
Term Papers
Research Projects

Case Studies
Grant Proposals
Theses and Dissertations
Scholarly Articles

New in Summer 2016

The GWC welcomes Summer 2016 Assistant Director Henry Wise, who will be with us from June through August 2nd and will be available in Room C02 in the Writing Center, which is located in Suite C on the 3rd floor of Lamar Hall. Henry has been an instructor of English and Creative Writing courses at Ole Miss since 2012. In 2015, he began teaching freshman composition courses for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Prior to his time at Ole Miss, Henry taught English to university students in Taiwan, focusing on preparing students for the TOEFL test, the SAT, and various other requirements. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Ole Miss in 2015, and was editor-in-chief of the students run literary magazine at the Virginia Military Institute, where he received his BA in English.

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment for a consultation, create an account and log-in to the schedule using the box below.

Assistance and appointments can also be requested by emailing or calling (662) 915-3173.

First visit?


Register with your Ole Miss or NWCC email address. You can make an appointment for any UM Writing Center. Be sure to select the appropriate center schedule when you log in.


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