Writing Support

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CEGE offers free writing support to all currently enrolled graduate students at Stan State. During the Fall 2018 semester, we offer:

  • Writing consultation appointments
  • Graduate writing groups
  • Writing retreats
  • Thesis/dissertation formatting workshop

Writing Consultation Appointments

Individualized 20-minute meetings (in-person, or online using Zoom) with a writing coach to get feedback on a writing assignment. Discuss and receive help on any aspect of writing, from developing your ideas, to organization, style, or syntax. CEGE writing support coaches do not offer editing services; they do offer professional, targeted feedback to help improve the quality of graduate student writing. You can request an appointment using our online InfoReady system; a writing coach will get back to you to schedule an appointment within 24-48 hours. You will need the following information:

  • Name and contact info
  • Course (if relevant) and/or project type (term paper, thesis, dissertation)
  • Writing issue (sentence structure, organization, etc.)
  • Your availability over the next week.

Request an Appointment- available beginning on September 3, 2018

Graduate Writing Groups

Join a small group of grad students for weekly 90-minute quiet, focused sessions to get writing done, stay motivated, and develop good writing habits. Beverages and snacks are provided. Sign up online by August 31 to join a weekly sessions. Sessions TBD.

Writing Retreats

Commit to a large block of writing time to make major progress on a big assignment. We offer sustained, quiet time for writing without distractions, including free beverages and meals, in a supportive, focused environment. Saturdays, 9/22 and 11/3, from 9am-2pm. Sign up at least one week before each event.

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Workshop

Hosted by the University Library, this workshop will focus on the University's preparation guidelines for a master's thesis or project and doctoral dissertation. A review of the organization of the thesis/dissertation will be presented and sample layouts examined from the online thesis/dissertation template. Formatting tips and problem areas will be discussed, as well as the process for submitting the thesis, project, or disseration.The open session is a drop-in session for hands-on assistance in using the online template when formatting your thesis, project, or dissertation.

Fall 2018 Dates TBD