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Special Event Announcements!

Summer Writing Consultants are Available!

The Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce summer writing consultations by appointment for UVM graduate students. To request an appointment contact Stuart or Vanesa. Be sure to include your degree program, the project you're working on, and a selection of days and times when you would be available to meet. Graduate Writing Center consultants meet with UVM graduate students on a full range of writing projects at any stage in the process, from brainstorming and drafting to revision and editing. Funding is provided by the UVM Graduate College and there is no charge for an appointment.

2017 Dissertation and Thesis Jump-Start Camp

May 30-June 2

Get a jump start on your thesis or dissertation with this four-day writing camp for UVM graduate students who have approved proposals and have moved or are ready to move into drafting. Through short workshops, healthy lunches, plenty of caffeine, and loads of writing time, the Jump Start Camp will launch you into a rewarding summer of writing.

For more information, visit our Event Calendar.

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

The UVM Graduate Writing Center supports graduate writers at all stages of their programs and across a full range of academic, professional, and public communication genres including research articles, proposals, presentations, and more. Our consultants - themselves experienced graduate writers from programs across the campus - help writers further their skill and confidence through

  • analyzing the requirements and options of a writing or communication task
  • talking through drafts and ideas
  • introducing approaches to getting - and working with - words on the page
  • understanding the rhetorical features and communicative aims of specialized academic and professional genres
  • exploring effective ways to communicate with public, non-specialist audiences

The Graduate Writing Center also sponsors Sunday Graduate Writing Retreats, special-topics workshops, and a four-day Thesis and Dissertation Jump Start Camp. See our calendar for upcoming workshops and events. Consultations are free, and we offer both individual and small group appointments as well as Skype consultations for graduate students enrolled in distance degree programs or working away from campus. Campus appointments most often take place in Waterman's Graduate Writing Center or in one of the Bailey/Howe Library's Undergraduate Writing Center locations. The Graduate Writing Center supports faculty who teach and mentor graduate students too! Contact Nancy Welch, the Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, at, and visit our Support for Graduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty FAQs pages.

For more information on how the Graduate Writing Center can support you, visit the links to the left and above. Below are a few of our most popular links.

Graduate Writing Center Quick Links

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