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2015 Summer Dissertation Writing Retreats for Doctoral Students

Spend some quality time with your dissertation this summer! The Writing Center and the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development are pleased to offer three week-long writing retreats for dissertation writers from departments in all divisions. These retreats offer extensive structured time to write, receive feedback, and develop effective writing strategies. 

Online Tutoring

Can't make it into the Center? The Writing Center offers online tutoring!

We believe that the most effective writing tutorial is face-to-face, however we also want to accommodate writers who can't always make it to the Center for a tutoring appointment. (Because of a variety of reasons writers may prefer online tutoring—lack of transportation, last-minute questions, bad weather, discomfort in our space.) As an alternative to in-person appointments, we offer online tutoring using audio/video chat and an online workspace where writers and tutors can work on a project collaboratively.