Call to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a writing tutor on-campus or online.

Your tutors are trained to cultivate purpose-driven writers, communicators, and influencers (see People). They are here to help you develop the necessary process and strategies to become a more rhetorical writer, who can communicate clearly and persuasively (see Mission). They will NOT “fix” your grammar or paper because they are not your editors. But they will coach you to recognize areas of improvement and to provide useful resources.

Ideally, you should make an appointment when you first receive your assignment. If you wait until the last minute, they’ll still help you, but there won’t be much time to make much of a difference.

What you need to schedule an appointment:

  1. Name and student ID number and contact info
  2. Course number and instructorʼs name
  3. Brief description of assignment
  4. Preferences: tutor, date, time

On-campus hours: M-Th 9:00am - 9:00 pm, F 9:00am - 6:00pm Online hours: Call for tutor availability

What to prepare for your appointment:

  1. Assignment prompt and rubric (if available)
  2. Draft of introduction and/or outline
  3. Readiness to be teachable
  4. Arrive on time at designated location (online or on-campus)


Contact your program chair to organize a writing workshop for graduate students. In partnership with the CBU Library, the University Writing Center offers three workshops for graduate students at key stages of their program:

  1. Introduction to Graduate Writing
  2. Research Writing and the Literature Review
  3. Developing the Dissertation

The Writing Center will also help organize graduate student writing groups for peer support.


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