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Important News

***GWSS will be permanently closed as of June 30th, 2017***

Laney is currently re-evaluating its support for graduate student writers. Please see Laney's homepage and professional development resources for information on services currently available.

Benefits of this Service

- Sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Follow the "Make an Appointment" tab to see available times.

- Sessions can cover as little or as much material as you wish.

- Sessions can last up to two hours.

- You can submit your material prior to the meeting in order to ensure that conferences are as productive and personalized as possible.
- Sessions can be held via Skype or on the phone if meeting at the library is inconvenient.

Contact Information


Welcome to the Graduate Writing Support Service

The Woodruff Library and Laney Graduate School invite LGS students to participate in a support service created solely with the demands of graduate school in mind.

Our service differs from the Writing Center because we read your work in advance, which allows us to provide comprehensive feedback on the entirety of your project.

Schedule a collaborative writing consultation personalized for your writing project through the Make an Appointment page.

  • All types of writing are welcome, including seminar papers, dissertation chapters, applications for grants or fellowships, articles, conference papers, and job letters.
  • We carefully read and become familiar with your work ahead of time.
  • We tailor the sessions to your individual needs. We work on everything from prose and organization to clarity of content and argumentation.
  • Sessions do not have a set duration and often last for two hours.
  • You can schedule a maximum of six appointments per semester. These appointments may occur with whatever frequency you please.