The Writing Center is dedicated to assisting graduate students in every way that we can. We have a dedicated graduate writing specialist available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We can do face-to-face, online (webcamera, chat, or phone), and email sessions for any writing-related assistance you may need. Some of the issues we help with include:
- Topic proposals
- Literature reviews/writing with academic sources
- Data interpretation
- Grant proposals
- Professional portfolios/websites
- Revising and editing support
- And much more
We also have libguides tailored specifically to Graduate students, check them out here.
The following are the guidelines for receiving email tutoring:
- Log into WCOnline and pick an open appointment time with the graduate writing specialist tutor. You will not be attending the appointment, this is simply to log your email tutoring.
- Fill out the information in the appointment pop-up screen, including as much detail about the assignment and what you need help with. Since we will not be communicating with you (unless an issue arises), the more information that you provide about your concerns, the better we can help you.
- Attach your assignment guidelines and your work (in a Word document), and anything else that you think we need (such as past feedback).
- The upload screen appears after you have clicked “save appointment”
- After your appointment is made, please allow 24 hours to receive feedback by email. Please be aware of the 24 hour time frame and do not submit assignments due the same or next day. If you need more immediate assistance, please make a face-to-face or online appointment.
- If the appointment is made on a Friday, we will make our best effort to provide feedback before closing; however, depending on other appointments that day, you may not receive feedback until the following Monday.
- You will receive an email from the Writing Center to your Athens State email with an attachment of your document that includes our comments/feedback.
We are excited to offer these new services for graduate students! If you have any further questions or concerns, the Writing Center can be contacted by phone: 256-216-6665 or email: . During unstaffed hours, please allow time until the Writing Center re-opens to receive a response to a voicemail or email.