UWC for Graduate Students

Each week, current EMU graduate students and faculty, as well as recent alumni of graduate-level programs can submit ONE request for writing support through the UWCGS Writing Support Request form. This form allows the student to choose one of two types of writing support to best fit their needs that week:

Synchronous

Schedule a consultation

Synchronous: M-F, Jan 13 - Apr 22

Asynchronous: Jan 13 - Apr 20

Closures:

  • Monday, Jan 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Wednesday, Mar 3 - Thursday, Mar 4 for EMU Personal Wellness days
  • Friday, Apr 2 - Sunday, April 4 for EMU Spring Recess

We set up a one-hour Google Meet appointment to talk through your questions "face-to-face." Make your request at least 24 hours before you need an appointment.

Asynchronous

You upload a document; we place comments in the margin of the document and send it back to you. Because this option does not involve face-to-face interaction, it may not be the best choice if you have a lot of questions. Turnaround time for asynchronous commenting is 2 days for each 10 double-spaced pages you send. Hence, you can expect feedback according to the following:

  • in 2 days for documents 1 - 10 double-spaced pages long
  • in 4 days for documents 11 - 20 double-spaced pages long
  • in 6 days for documents 21 - 30 double-spaced pages long

And so on. It is best that particularly long documents, such as a thesis or dissertation, be sent one chapter at a time.

Regardless of the option you choose, graduate students are limited to ONE request each week. The purpose of this policy is to allow us to help as many grad students as possible. Students with a letter of accommodation from the DRC should inform their consultant of their accommodations so that appropriate adjustments can be made to best meet the individual needs of each student.

For questions about graduate writing support, contact the UWCGS Coordinator, Beth Sabo, at [email protected].

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