Graduate Writing Lab Consultations - SAME DAY appointments

Click on any time to make a booking. Appointments are held in the Graduate Writing Lab. One-on-one consultations are typically 50-minute sessions but same day appointments can also be booked for 20 minutes for quick questions.
Current UVA Engineering graduate students (Masters and PhD), postdocs and faculty are eligible to make up to 2 50-minute appointments per week at the Graduate Writing Lab. A given paper can be consulted on a maximum of 10 hours, across all consultations, regardless of the number of authors bringing the work.

During your appointment, we can discuss your work at any stage of the process from ideas and outline to the final draft. We can look at your writing (including journal articles and dissertation chapters), poster or presentation. Given the length of the appointments, we probably cannot take a detailed look at everything in a full article, so feel free to bring your work in sections or stages (methods this week, results next week etc.). You can choose to focus on a number of different aspects such as clarity and coherence, the development of your argument, improving the flow of your work, strengthening your structure or organization, being more concise or making word count, or improving your visuals.

Please note that while you are encouraged to bring your research writing, commenting on the rigor of your study or your methodological choices is best left to your advisor or supervisor.

At this time, the Graduate Writing Lab does not offer rewriting, writing, copy-editing or proofreading services for graduate students or postdocs. The objective of the Graduate Writing Lab is to help you grow as an independent professional writer, rather than proofread for you. We can work with you on strategies for editing your work.

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