Graduate Students

Graduate Student Writing Support

Graduate students are welcome to use the Research & Writing Center for any project and at all stages of the writing process—researching, planning, drafting, and revising. Students can schedule or drop-in to meet one-on-one with a research or writing consultant for 30- to 60-minute sessions.

  • Research consultants can help you navigate databases or find and evaluate sources.
  • Writing consultants can help you develop and improve as a writer.

Two students working together on an essay

Improving as a Writer

While increased confidence and abilities as a writer is often an assumed outcome of graduate studies, research has shown that development of writing expertise in an academic discipline is a gradual process. The Research & Writing Center can aid in this process by providing a space for students to work on their writing with a thoughtful consultant. In reading carefully and posing specific questions, writing consultants provide an outside perspective on your work that can help you refine and clearly express your ideas.

Multilingual Students

As with all students, ESL & multilingual students are welcome to drop in or schedule appointments at the RWC at any time. If you are looking for consistent writing support and additional resources, please contact Katie Watkins, katie_watkins@byu.edu.

Longer Projects

If you are working on a longer writing project and would like to meet with a consultant over several different sessions, please contact Tyler Gardner, tyler_gardner@byu.edu, to schedule repeating appointments with the same consultant.

Thesis/Dissertation Day Camp

In partnership with Graduate Studies, the BYU Research & Writing Center is offering a free Thesis/Dissertation Day Camp to provide space, food, support, and camaraderie for graduate students as they plan, write, and/or revise their thesis or dissertation.

Camp Details
Saturday, October 22, 2022
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
2742 HBLL

Schedule
8:30 am – Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:25 am – Goal Setting Workshop
9:30 am-12:00 pm – Writing Time
12:00-12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45-1:00 pm – Writing Tip
1:00-4:00 pm –  Writing Time
**Writing consultants will be available for individual 30-minute sessions 
4:00 pm – Reflection & Wrap Up

Application
Due to limited resources, we cannot guarantee a spot for everyone who might be interested in participating. Follow the link below to apply.

Application deadline: Friday, October 7 at 11:59 pm MST.

Apply Here