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 two appointments without penalty. However, if the participant misses a third appointment, they will be dropped from the program.
Please submit materials through this link by Monday, May 4th at 5 p.m. CST. Late applications will not be considered. 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 the following materials:
- Their name and Auburn email address,
- The name and email address of an Auburn professor or advisor who is willing to provide a recommendation on their behalf (this person needs to be available to participate in a needs assessment meeting – in person or via Zoom),
- A written statement (500-700 words) explaining their interest in the program. This written statement should include their perceived strengths, weaknesses, and concerns about writing in their academic discipline; their current writing process; a description of their areas of research; and the documents they would hope to work on throughout the semester.