Graduate Writing Consultants (GWCs) are available to meet with graduate students and postdocs about scholarly works in progress– from dissertation proposals and chapters to conference papers and journal articles. After requesting an appointment, writers set the agenda with a brief Cover Sheet form; during the consultation, GWCs can help writers devise a plan for moving forward by acting as a sounding board, mobilizing their expertise in analyzing academic writing, and suggesting revision techniques. Make an appointment.

Writing Consultations

UChicagoGRAD is offering one-on-one online Graduate Writing Consultations for graduate students interested in working on their academic writing. Consultants work with writers on academic papers, journal articles, dissertation chapters, proposals, and other academic documents. Make an appointment for a writing consultation.

Writing Workshops

Ongoing programs on topics such as maximizing effectiveness of writing, writing for different audiences, and starting do-it-yourself writing groups. Check the GRAD Guide Weekly for workshop dates throughout the year.

Structured Writing Accountability Groups (SWAG) 

In collaboration with Student Support Services and the Writing Program, we provide space and structure for graduate student and postdoc quarterly writing accountability groups. Applications are closed for the quarter.


Re-commit to your writing in 2021! This year’s Write-In will provide a 2-day intensive virtual writing space for graduate students. No writing instruction will be provided – just dedicated time and space to work in the presence of other dissertation writers. In this session, participants commit to writing 3 hours a day for two days. Ideal for graduate students seeking to get back into their projects after the winter break by laying the groundwork for a regular writing practice. Nearly 300 students have successfully completed Write-In programs and registration is required. Contact Becka Mock with questions. Check the GRAD Guide Weekly for workshop dates throughout the year.

GRAD Writing Room

Dedicated space in Regenstein Library where students and postdocs who have participated in UChicagoGRAD writing programs can work on writing projects. Read more about this space here. Questions? Contact Becka Mock