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International graduate students should also explore ELSO Tutoring Services


The GWS is CLOSED for the summer!

Follow this link for other tutoring opportunities:


GWS tutors – experienced writers and teachers of writing from multiple disciplines – work with Cornell graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to refine and develop strategies for drafting and revising their writing and teaching materials. 

Writers and teachers of writing can schedule face-to-face meetings or online appointments (using an internet-based video and messaging platform). Tutors can also provide written feedback on drafts through our eTutoring system.

Schedule an appointment at Appointment@GWS.


Come WRITE with us!

  • Dissertation chapters
  • Seminar papers
  • Research proposals
  • Conference presentations
  • Professional articles
  • Job letters & dossiers
  • Teaching statements & philosophies
  • Teaching materials | writing assignments & lesson plans

During a GWS session, tutors may help writers to:

  • get started with writing and teaching projects by brainstorming organizational schemes, evaluating research materials, defining research questions.
  • explore ways to shape coherent arguments, make strong use of evidence, work with appropriate citation conventions.
  • consider questions about depth of analysis, organization, thesis statements, audience expectations, paragraph development, style, sentence structure.
  • identify patterns of errors in grammar or usage in order to develop effective strategies for line-editing.

Although GWS tutors are happy to address large issues of focus and organization, they can only work with small portions of text (no more than 10 pages) during a typical 60-minute session.

Go to Appointment@GWS to schedule an appointment!

Feedback and Resources:

  • Have you visited the Graduate Writing Service recently? Would you like to offer us your feedback? Click here: GWS Feedback.
  • For answers to questions about the Service or if you need special assistance, contact Dr. Tracy Hamler Carrick, Knight Institute Writing Workshop Director and Graudate Writing Service Director.
  • Download our Editing Policy HERE
  • Download our Writing Resources Handout HERE