Graduate Student Support

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We provide select opportunities to support graduate students in the challenges they face as writers. We also have workshops and other support for GAs to assist their teaching with writing.


  • Writing Hours and Retreats. Attend our weekly writing hours or register for a full-day writing retreat.
  • Writing Groups. Join a group of other graduate students (MA or PhD) or fellow dissertators for support, encouragement, and feedback on your writing.
  • Writing Appointments. Work with us on your writing both on-campus and online.
  • Recurring Appointments. Request a weekly appointment for 4 or more weeks.
  • Teaching Support . Attend workshops, get feedback on your assignment sheets, and introduce your students to the HWC.


  • Dissertation Resources . Resources for formatting, time management, and mental health.
  • HWC Handouts . Over 30 web handouts to assist you with writing and citing in multiple genres.
  • Other Resources . Links to external resources that provide additional handouts and support.