Writing Support

Graduate Writing Support Sessions

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CEGE offers free writing support to all currently enrolled graduate students at Stan State. English professor Dr. Matthew Moberly, and the CEGE graduate student peer writing coach, Tara Dybas, provide writing support for graduate students seeking to improve their writing. The focus of each session is on one targeted writing issue—such as mechanics, sentence structure, or paragraph organization—that can be addressed in a 20-minute period.

CEGE writing support coaches do not offer editing of any documents. Coaches offer professional, targeted feedback on student writing to help improve the quality of graduate writing.

Writing Support Sessions are available in-person at CEGE during drop-in hours, or online via Zoom during the hours listed below.

Spring 2018 Writing Support Hours*

  Drop-In Hours (MSR 160) Online Zoom Hours
Mondays   5:00-7:00pm – Tara
Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm – Dr. Moberly 5:00-7:00pm – Tara
Wednesdays 1:00-5:00pm – Tara  
Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm – Dr. Moberly 5:00-7:00pm - Tara

* February 26 – May 10, 2018

Schedule an appointment

Graduate students can easily schedule a writing support session either in-person or online. An appointment is not necessary to receive support during the drop-in hours, but can be scheduled if desired.

Appointments must be made by 5:00pm on the day of the requested appointment.

Email CEGEcenter@csustan.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Course (if relevant)
  • Project type (term paper, thesis, dissertation)
  • Topic of support appointment (sentence structure, organization, etc.)
  • Requested date/time of appointment

Graduate Writing Residency Program

The purpose of the Graduate Writing Residency Program (WRP) is to help students make substantial progress toward completion of their master's or doctoral thesis/project/dissertation; increase knowledge about required elements of a thesis/project/dissertation appropriate to academic discipline; improve research/scholarly writing skills; and increase confidence in research/scholarly writing skills. A small cohort of graduate students will work with a writing coach over four meetings to make progress on their writing goals.

There are two (2) program cohorts offered this fall semester. Consult the WRP cohort schedules to learn more, and apply below. 

Cohort Schedules & Program Information
Deadline to submit an application for both WRP cohorts is Monday, September 19th at noon.

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Workshop & Open Sessions

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.

Spring 2018 Workshop Information