Graduate Writing Service, Summer 2023

Schedule a GWS Appointment

Graduate Writing Service tutors are experienced writers and teachers of writing from multiple disciplines -- with scholarly and professional backgrounds in the humanities and social and physical sciences. Some of us are also instructors of languages other than English.

We are are available weekdays and evenings to work with Cornell graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to refine and develop strategies for drafting and revising writing projects and teaching materials. 

During a typical session, GWS tutors may help writers to:

  • get started with writing projects and teaching artifacts by brainstorming organizational schemes, evaluating 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, paragraph development, audience expectations, style, sentence structure.
  • identify patterns of error in grammar or usage in order to develop effective strategies for line editing.

We offer three different types of appointments: you can meet with GWS tutors on campus; you can meet with GWS tutors for digital appointments using an internet-based video, audio, or synchronous messaging platform, or you can submit a draft for a GWS tutor's written feedback.

Schedule a GWS Appointment

Dates of Operation

June 20 - August 1, 2023


Other Tutoring Programs

Medical and Dental School applicants can also schedule appointments at the Health Professions Applications Tutoring Program.

Students and alum can also work with tutors at the Cornell Writing Centers.

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GWS Summer 2023