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Please review our consultation policies
The Graduate School Writing Center offers multiple types of consultations for both oral and written communication. Most consultations, includiding read-ahead, brainstorming, and all oral communciation consultations, are scheduled for 60 minutes and must be reserved in advance through the online scheduling system. During consultations, graduate students can expect to engage in attentive conversation about their writing or presentations with a peer. A graduate student can work with a fellow to. . . .
- Talk through, develop, and organize ideas into clear, coherent prose.
- Develop skills in revising and editing.
- Strengthen oral presentation skills.
- Learn to interpret the structure, style, and requirements of various graduate level communications (including seminar papers, literature reviews, dissertation chapters, conference presentations, and thesis/proposal/dissertation defenses).
- Practice presentations.
- Get constructive feedback from a thoughtful reader or listener.
Fellows do not edit a student’s composition; instead, students can expect to work collaboratively with the fellows to develop as a writers and speakers.
Read-ahead consultations are offered face-to-face (in 5100b McKeldin), online (synchronous), or as eTutoring (asynchronous, via email). These appointments require students to submit writing or presentations at least 24 hours in advance. Fellows read, review, and comment on the submissions in preparation for the hour-long consultation.
Mondays, 12-3pm EDT Drop-in hours with Danielle Laplace, hybrid (go to 5100b McKeldin or join at https://umd.zoom.us/my/gswcumd)
Wednesdays, 12-3pm EDT Drop-in hours with Linda Macri, virtually https://umd.zoom.us/my/lindamacri