Graduate Writing Partners Program
What is the Graduate Writing Partners Program?
The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center consultant who will be their partner for the semester. Writing partners work one-on-one with graduate students to help them improve their writing abilities and become more effective communicators in their respective disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants. To view a complete description of this program, click here.
Who Should Apply?
Graduate students interested in improving their writing skills and/or working on their thesis, dissertation, or a piece for publication, and who are willing to commit to individualized, one-on-one writing consultations with a graduate writing consultant for a minimum of two hours per week for 16 weeks.
Expectations for Participants
Students must commit to attend two one-hour standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks). Regular attendance is mandatory. Clients can miss one appointment without penalty. However, a $30 charge will be applied to the client’s bursar’s account for the second missed appointment. If the participant misses a third appointment, they will be dropped from the program.
Click here to complete the online application. Applications are due by 4:45 p.m. on January 7, 2019. We highly recommend submitting applications early to allow time for advisors or professors to complete the recommendation portion of the application prior to the deadline.
Applicants must submit:
Name and email address of a professor or advisor who is willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf.
Written statement (500-700 words) explaining your interest in the Graduate Writing Partners Program. The statement should address the following:
Strengths, weaknesses, and concerns about writing in your academic discipline;
Current writing process;
Research, including the context in which your research fits, what you are researching, and what you have found or hope to find; and
What document(s) you hope to work on. (Note: You may work on more than one document, such as a conference paper, dissertation, proposal, or thesis chapter. You must, however, make sure that the documents will require 16 weeks of intensive writing.)