Graduate Writing Center

Director: Claire Mischker, Ph.D
Location:405 Lamar Hall
Graduate Consultants: Jordan Cleveland (Ph.D. History), Sarah Huddleston (Ph.D. Creative Writing), Susan Reilly (Master of Social Work), Tyriek White (MFA Creative Writing), Mason Wilkes (M.A. in English)
Graduate Writing Group Coordinator: Callie Sapen (M.Ed. in Counselor Education)

Spring 2020 Hours

Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Monday 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm

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

Introducing two new services from the Graduate Writing Center for Spring 2020:

  • The “Pocket” Workshop Series for Graduate Writers; and
  • Drop-In Hours

The “Pocket” Workshop Series on Proofreading, APA formatting, & Dissertations

Thursdays, February 27th-April 30th
9:30 am
Lamar 212


  • Proofreading Strategies (2/27)
  • Most Common Mistakes & How to Fix Them (3/5)
  • Copy-editing Marks: What They Mean & How to Use Them (3/19)

APA Format:

  • What’s new in 2020: The 7th Edition (3/26)
  • In-Text Conventions (4/2)
  • The References Page (4/9)


  • Putting it all Together: Disciplinary Conventions (4/16)
  • Formatting: Using the Graduate School Resources (4/23)
  • The Final Push (4/30)

We are also offering a weekly “Drop-In” hour on Tuesday mornings in Lamar 212*. No appointments necessary during that hour, but consultations will be limited to 10 minutes maximum. If you have brief, specific questions, come on by!

(*Online chat availability forthcoming)