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Graduate Students

We work with graduate students for a variety of purposes and in a range of genres, including the following:

  • Scholarship/funding proposals.
  • Thesis proposals.
  • Course assignments.
  • Major research papers.
  • Theses.
  • Journal articles.
  • Conference proposals and papers.
  • Applications for graduate school.
  • General advice about writing: text organization, effective sentence structure, and grammar.

If you are a master's or PhD student looking for writing support, we encourage you to make appointments with Laurier’s professional writing experts: Ada Sharpe, PhD (Waterloo), James Southworth, PhD (Waterloo), Madeline McInnis, MA (Brantford) or with a graduate student team member.

Our writing session uses a collaborative approach: you share knowledge about your area of expertise, while we offer feedback on rhetorical strategies and academic writing practices.

Writing Workshops 

Workshop registration is required through the Student Success Portal. You will receive the Zoom link to the workshop(s) after you have registered and prior to the workshop.

Scholarship Proposal Writing Workshops

Are you writing a research proposal for Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), or similar? Our Scholarship Proposal Writing workshops are particularly useful to graduate students. These workshops are offered in the summer and early fall. In 2021, these workshops will all be offered online via Zoom. 

ASPIRE Writing Workshops

All ASPIRE writing workshops for the 2021-2022 academic year will be conducted online via Zoom.

  • Giving Feedback on Student Writing: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10-11 am
  • APA 7 Citations: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3-4 pm
  • Engaging with Sources in Your Writing: Thursday, November 19, 2021, 11 am-12 pm
  • Writing Clearly and Concisely: Monday, December 6, 2021, 11 am-12 pm
  • Developing Your Writing Process: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 11 am-12 pm
  • Writing Literature Reviews: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 3-4 pm
  • Grammar Tune-up: Thursday, March 10th, 2022, 11 am-12 pm
  • Strategies for Approaching Large Writing Projects: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, 12-1 pm

Registration is required through the Student Success Portal. You will receive the Zoom link to the workshop(s) after you have registered and prior to the workshop.

Writing Resources

We encourage you to check out our list of recommended writing resources specifically for faculty and graduate students. You can also access all of our handouts and browse our online resources section.

You may also be interested in these resources:

When our services open, you should also visit us in person, as we have many helpful books on writing in particular disciplines. Some of these resources will be relevant for your own use, and some will be valuable for your students if you are a teaching assistant (TA).