University of Massachusetts Amherst

Search Google Appliance

Support for Grad Students and Postdocs

1-on-1 Appointments

We meet individually with writers in 45-minute consultations both face-to-face and online.  Our sessions are collaborative and tailored to your writing process. Get help clarifying your ideas, reorganizing your text, setting writing goals, and building productive writing practices. Make an appointment today!
 

Hold Yourself Accountable - Schedule Ahead

Want to build some low-stakes due dates into your calendar to keep your writing on track? You can schedule up to two appointments per week at the Writing Center, and can schedule your appointment several weeks in advance.
 

Build a Relationship with a Tutor

If you have a longer project, consider making recurring appointments with the same tutor. Appointments can be regular meetings to check-in about your progress or focused revision sessions where you work alongside someone familiar with your project and get immediate feedback. We have both undergraduate and graduate tutors from a variety of academic backgrounds with experience working with dissertations, articles, master’s theses, and grants.