For Graduate Students
The Odegaard Writing & Research Center is open to the entire UW community, including graduate students. In addition to one-on-one tutoring support, the OWRC also offers an array of resources and programs designed with graduate students in mind:
- Open Writing Circles are a semi-formal (mostly informal) meeting time for groups of writers working on long term projects. These are open to all graduate student writers and offer a flexible way to write in a group environment without regular meeting commitments. Interested in learning more? Check out our Open Writing Circles page to read more about the program and find our current meeting schedule.
- Writing in graduate school is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Through a series of conversational interviews with graduate students, this podcast from the OWRC offers a practical companion to writing at the graduate level by asking experienced students about their writing processes and practices. For more information about the podcast, episodes, and where to download, check out the Write for You page.
- Experiencing a write-from-home slump? This resource aims to help writers find individually workable solutions through seven tips and strategies on how to streamline workflow, stay connected, and cultivate sustainable writing practices while working from home. Find our complete guide here.
- A strong and supportive writing group can be invaluable, especially when working on long-term writing projects. This resource offers a guide for how to start and maintain a writing circle for students looking to form their own specialized writing groups. Check it out here.
- The OWRC's Dissertation Writing Retreat brings together a group of graduate students who are interested in making significant progress on their dissertations during the interim between Spring and Summer Quarters with a supportive group of tutors and librarians. For details on the next retreat and application information, see our Dissertation Retreat page,