Summer Programming

Write Together at Home

Write Together at Home: June 2024 Graduate Writing Program provides graduate and professional students and postdocs with community, structure, and resources to support their writing. This program is designed to kick-start summer writing practice during the month of June, as well as to help establish writing practices and peer writing networks that will sustain writing throughout the summer.

Summer Writing Center

During Cornell’s 6-week summer session (June 24 - August 2), the Summer Writing Center supports students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and alum on any kind of writing project at any stage of the drafting process. Tutors (trained graduate students) serve as responsive listeners and readers who can address questions about the writing process or about particular pieces of writing. They can also consider questions of confidence, critical reading, analytic thought, organization and imagination, as well as help identify patterns of error at the sentence or paragraph-level.

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During the 2024 summer session (June 24 - August 2), tutors are available for in-person and remote-access, synchronous online appointments.

Learn more about the Summer Writing Center

Health Professions Applications Tutoring

Writing Consultants are available throughout the summer to work with Cornell students and alum who are preparing applications to medical and dental school. Our writing consultants are experienced writing instructors who listen patiently, read thoughtfully, and offer considerate, supportive, and challenging feedback on personal statements and supplemental essays at ANY stage of the drafting process. 

Make appointments here:

During the 2023 summer session, tutors are available for remote-access, synchronous online appointments.

Learn more about Health Careers Applications Tutoring

Knight Institute Summer Training Program

Graduate students who are preparing to teach First-Year Writing Seminars work 6-8 hours a week under the mentorship of Cornell Writing Centers Director Dr. Kate Navickas. The internship includes tutoring writing, FWS classroom observations, and training in reflective practice: reflecting on and learning about writing pedagogy, practice and classroom applications. 

Learn more about the Knight Institute Summer Writing Centers Training Program