Resources for Graduate Students
The UWC has resources for academic writers of all stages, including presentations, videos, a writing log template, and handouts that cover everything from grammar to citation styles. Presentations developed specifically for graduate students include Transitioning from College to Graduate Writing and The Dissertation Genre and Professional Writing Habits.
You are also welcome to visit our UWC Library, which contains books on discipline-specific writing styles, dissertation writing, and other topics relevant to writing in graduate school. Our books cannot be checked out, but you are welcome to stay and read them. You can also borrow a book for a few minutes, scan relevant sections and email them to yourself using the KIC scanners (located in front of the PCL’s circulation desks), and return them to the UWC.
- UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center offers free, confidential counseling and groups for graduate students, including a Dissertation Support Group and a Graduate Student Support Group. Graduate students who are UT employees are also eligible for counseling and stress reduction services through the CMHC’s Employee Assistance Program.
- Communications courses for international graduate students
- Writing and editing assistance for international graduate students
- Graduate writing services and advising at Sanger Learning Center
- Scholars Commons at PCL
- UT Graduate Student Writing Groups
- The DiNitto Center for Career Services: Graduate writing consultations in the School of Social Work
Resources Beyond UT
- Purdue OWL – general writing/revision resources, including exercises in grammar and citation.
- Navigating the PhD – workshop series at Michigan State University’s Writing Lab, which addresses writing and other common grad student concerns (such as managing time and building professional relationships).
- The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity – Recommendations for professional editors, coaches, retreats, and writing services. This page also offers a bibliography of resources on general academic writing, race and gender in the academy, conflict management, professionalization, and more.