Graduate Writing Center

 

 

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center!

 

"Better Writers, Not Just Better Writing"

-Stephen North


Mission Statement

The mission of the Teachers College Graduate Writing Center is to provide a range of services designed to support all members of the TC community as writers and graduate students.  As a school of practitioners, we believe that writing is a tool that can help students connect theory and practice. While ensuring that students have access to the norms of academic English, our staff also believes that language expectations should be fluid, and we value the notion that effective writing utilizes multiple forms of communication. As graduate students from a variety of disciplines, we work with writers to adopt multiple paths to clarity. Consultants work to help students understand writing as a process and facilitate students in navigating this process on their own.

To advance these goals, we provide the following services:

  • One-to-one writing consultations for generating ideas, probing academic papers, or providing constructive feedback*
  • Monthly workshops on a variety of academic and professional topics 
  • Periodic write-ins to provide a collaborative space for writing
  • Writing retreats for masters and doctoral students during University breaks
  • NEW! Small, responsive mini workshops generated from consultant data and client feedback

Our Services

GWC services are available to current TC students enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program.


Services

Writing Support

Content

Private Consultations Brainstorming Personal Statements
Writing Workshops Organization Term/Response Papers

Doctoral Writing Groups

Outlining Literature Reviews
Doctoral Dissertation Retreats Drafting Annotated Bibliographies
Masters Thesis Bootcamp Professional Development Writing Dissertations/Thesis
Midterm/Finals Write-Ins Revision  

*We offer writing help in all academic work, not career documents.*

*We do not offer proofreading, formatting, or editing services.*

 


Center Information


Center Hours

Spring 2021

All consultations will be conducted via Zoom.

 

Monday, 7 AM - 6:30 PM EST

Tuesday, 7 AM - 9 PM EST

Wednesday, 9 AM  - 7 PM EST

Thursday, 7 - 9 AM & 6 - 9 PM EST

Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM EST

Graduating in May 2021? A second weekly appointment with a writing consultant is now available, space permitting. Please send your requests the day before you would like your second appointment to Meredith Schuman at mds2246@tc.columbia.edu.

 

Summer A 2021 (starting May 3rd)

All consultations will be conducted via Zoom.

Monday: 7 - 10 AM EST

Tuesday: 10 AM - 1 PM & 4 - 6 PM EST

Wednesday: 8 - 11 AM EST

Thursday: 10 AM - 1 PM, 4 - 5 PM EST

 

 

 

Virtual Walk-In Hours

 Spring 2021

 

Tuesday, 10-11 AM ET

Wednesay, 11 AM - 12 PM ET 

 

Have a simple question? Want feedback on a very short piece, or just want to try out the GWC? Our consultant will work with you for 15 minute sessions. 

 

Appointments can be made anytime the day of the walk-in session. If you can no longer attend the walk-in session, please cancel the appointment on our scheduling platform. 

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