Writing Walk-In Service

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John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
101 McGraw Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853 • 607-255-2280

The Graduate Writing Service

Fall 2016 Hours

First day of operations: September 26th
Last day of operations: December 2nd

Graduate writing consultants – experienced writers and teachers
of writing from multiple disciplines – are available weekdays and evenings to discuss specific pieces of writing or questions about writing.  

Cornell graduate students can request appointments from time to time or on a regular basis when they want one-on-one support to refine and develop strategies for drafting and revising effective scholarly writing.

During a GWS session, graduate writing consultants
may help writers to:

  • get started with writing 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 graduate writing consultants 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.

Visit https://cornell.mywconline.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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For answers to questions about the GWS or if you need special assistance, contact Tracy Hamler Carrick, the Writing Walk-In Service Director.

Download our Editing Policy HERE

Download our Writing Resources Handout HERE