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Our Mission

The mission of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to assist graduate students from all disciplines with all types of written communications from research papers and publications to cover letters and curriculum vitae. The GWC offers individual online and in-person consultations in which a professional consultant works with students to help them learn to revise their own writing. We work on all types of writings including theses, proposals, prelim papers, dissertations, cover letters, resumes/CVs, conference papers and teaching materials. The GWC mission is educational, which is why we do not proofread or copyedit student work.

 

 

If you need a copy editor or a proofreader please visit the fee-based Professional Editing Service Center website or contact them at prof.edit@wsu.edu.

Services (Online & In-Person)

  • Improve your writing in a supportive and friendly environment, at any stage of the writing process.
  • Learn tools of revision including paraphrasing sentences and organizing the structure.
  • Help you avoid plagiarism.
  • Polish the draft of your writing.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at gwc.wsu@wsu.edu.

Contact

Email: gwc.wsu@wsu.edu

Hours

Walk-in hours, online, and face-to-face appointments are all listed in our scheduling system: wsu.mywconline.com 

Location

Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (Smith CUE) 402G  By appointment or walk-in.

Online appointments meet through Zoom, and all appointment links will be sent by the consultant via email.

 

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment here at least one week from an available appointment time for an in-depth consultation focusing on your writing.

After scheduling, please email your consultant your writing as soon as possible (no longer than 15-pages double-spaced, .doc or .docx file type only).

Please understand the following policies before scheduling an appointment:

  • One week’s time is needed to schedule and arrange an appointment with a GWC consultant. Appointments scheduled within a week from appointment start time are not guaranteed to be accommodated.
  • Meetings are conducted through Zoom or in-person. The schedule lists a consultant’s online or in-person availability.
  • After you have scheduled an appointment, be sure to email your writing to the consultant as soon as possible. Make sure that you email your writing no less than 24 hours before the appointment or at a time arranged with your consultant.
  • To find the email of your consultant, click here.
  • Writing submitted should be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages and either in a .doc or .docx file type. If this isn’t possible, email your consultant to let them know.
  • Students must use a WSU email for all correspondence with our consultants.

For online appointments only:

  • If the appointment is online, students must have access to both audio and video through Zoom.
  • Students must have access to a WSU Zoom account to use our online consultation services.
  • Meeting details, including Zoom links, will be given by the consultant through email.

Are you scheduling the appointment for the first time and are not sure how to do it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The video below explains the simple steps you can follow to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Write to Us

We understand that sometimes you might have a question that one of our consultants can respond to with an email. Please use the link here to send us your question, and we will get in touch shortly.

Please include as much detail as possible in your question. If the consultant believes that your question can be better addressed in a meeting with you, they will communicate that to you in their response. Our consultants will get back to you in least two working days.

Policies

  • Appointments should be scheduled at least a week prior to available appointment times. Appointments scheduled within a week from start time may not be taken by the consultant.
  • For an effective writing consultation, documents need to be sent to the consultant at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment.
  • Students must have access to a WSU Zoom account to use our online consultation services. This helps ensure the privacy of your conversations with our consultants.
  • We take privacy very seriously and documents will not be shared by consultants without clients’ permission.
  • Students must use a WSU email for all correspondence with our consultants.
  • Documents with the consultant’s comments will be sent back to the student after the consulting session.
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, you need to contact your consultant directly via email.
  • Multiple last-minute cancellations and missing multiple appointments may result in refusal of service in the future.
  • Each student can make a maximum of 2 appointments per week. Request for an exception to this policy should be made to gwc.wsu@wsu.edu.
  • WSU staff who need writing support services are welcome to use the Professional Editing Service Center.
  • Since proofreading/copy editing services are now available through the Professional Editing Service Center, scheduled appointments will not cover proofreading/copyediting.
  • For any questions, email gwc.wsu@wsu.edu