Writing, Speaking,
and Argument Program


Tutoring for Graduate Students

The Writing and Speaking Center provides tutoring support for all members of the University community, including AS&E graduate students. In fact, we offer dedicated hours especially for graduate students.

Whether you’re working on a seminar paper, a conference paper, a dissertation proposal, or a fellowship application, our writing tutors can help you at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revising. While we cannot provide subject-area expertise or proofreading services, we can discuss writing strategies and principles, and share reader-based feedback on your work as general academic readers.

AS&E graduate students can schedule any available appointment, but we encourage you to schedule a “Grad Student Appointment,” which are appointments reserved for graduate students. These types of appointments:

Whether you choose a “Grad Student Appointment” or a regular appointment*, a tutoring session might include discussions about:

*NOTE: If you schedule an appointment that is not specifically a “Grad Student Appointment,” you may be asked to reschedule if there are undergraduates on a waiting list.

Interested in meeting with a tutor? schedule an appointment.

Speaking Appointments

The Speaking Fellows are undergraduate tutors who can provide feedback on speeches and presentations for classes and beyond. They can help with many aspects of spoken communication, including:

Interested in meeting with a Speaking Fellow? Check out the drop-in hours or schedule an appointment.