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The College of Arts Sciences

Additional Writing Support at Cornell

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In addition to writing support offered by ELSO, international graduate and professional students may take advantage of these additional writing support services offered to all Cornell graduate and professional students. 

Graduate Writing Service

Offered by the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, the Graduate Writing Service offers individual face-to-face and online consultations by trained peer tutors on any type of writing – from job application materials to dissertation chapters – at any point in the writing process – from brainstorming to finalizing. To make an appointment, click here.

Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation Writing Boot Camps

Offered by the Graduate School, these events help graduate students jumpstart their writing, develop goals and schedules for writing (and degree completion), and become more productive writers. They are held two to three times a year for up to 50 students. For more information, click here  or contact Jan Allen.

Resources for Writing Competitive Fellowship Applications

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship prep workshops, consultation, peer review, and an informative website. Among other graduate “survival skills” information, this site includes a section devoted to identifying fellowships for which you are eligible, a template for preparing a first draft of a fellowship application, strategies for getting strong letters of support, pitfalls to avoid, and tips from successful applicants.


Graduate and professional students with writing goals and deadlines are invited to the Big Red Barn every Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., to write. Be more productive and accountable; write with a supportive community. Quiet zone enforced; coffee and tea provided. For more information, click here.

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