Graduate Student Services

Free Writing Support

The UWC provides free programs to support and empower all UT graduate students as readers, writers, and communicators. Our trained graduate student consultants provide one-on-one feedback on any project at any stage of your writing process. We are happy to work with you on:

  • Dissertation prospectuses
  • Dissertation or thesis chapters
  • Conference proposals and papers
  • Research papers
  • Journal articles
  • Research or personal statements for fellowship and grant applications
  • Class assignments
  • CVs and other career materials

For group accountability and instruction, check out our monthly writing groups, workshops, and Saturday retreats!

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Check out our recorded workshops!

We can’t meet in person for our workshops due to COVID-19, so we’re adapting this resource. Workshops will be held via Zoom, and recordings like the one below, “Crafting Your Research Story” with Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller, will be posted to our new YouTube channel. Check out our Workshops page to browse upcoming events!

Writing Retreats

Join us for our all-day Graduate Writing Retreats once a month! Our next retreat is on June 12.

Writing Retreats

Writing retreats offer a quiet, distraction-free space for you to work on any writing project at any stage.

Learn more!

Writing Groups

The UWC offers 6-week group sessions for accountability check-ins and quiet writing.

Writing Groups

Visit our Writing Groups page to learn more and register!

Learn more!

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Up to four consultations per month with a trained writing consultant

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Available to visit graduate orientations, classes, and groups throughout the semester

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Writing Groups

Join a community of peers for accountability and encouragement

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Resources for academic writers of all stages, including handouts, videos, and helpful links.

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Writing Retreats

Focus on quiet, sustained writing at the UWC’s full-day writing retreats

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Learn about upcoming workshops and view presentation slides from past events

Success Stories

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Hear firsthand from writers who recently finished their PhDs with help from the UWC. >>


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Visit our FAQ page to shed light on any questions we haven’t answered. >>