At the Writing Center, we work with graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting to revising. Our online services for graduate students include one-to-one meetings, writing groups, writing workshops, and an extensive online Writer's Handbook.
During a one-to-one appointment, we will talk with you about your goals, review your writing with you, and discuss the next steps you might take. We have two options for online appointments: (1) Virtual Meetings that connect you with Writing Center instructors through real-time, face-to-face appointments in WCOnline, our online appointment system, and (2) Written Feedback appointments that allow you to upload your draft and receive written comments and suggestions from a Writing Center instructor.
We also offer weekly writing groups, which are a fantastic way to get some support and accountability when you’re working on longer projects. By reserving this time for writing in your schedule each week, you’ll have the chance to share your project and writing goals with others and to be part of a community of other writers who are also experiencing the challenges and successes of writing. We offer both registered writing groups as well as drop-in groups.
In addition, if you want to learn about writing in different genres, we offer free, non-credit workshops for graduate and professional students. Our Writer's Handbook, which provides guidance on writing in various genres along with writing samples, is another way you can optimize the Writing Center's resources. For more information about our services, check out our website: writing.wisc.edu. We look forward to working with you!