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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: James Southworth, PhD (Waterloo), Elliot Worsfold, PhD (Waterloo), Christin Wright-Taylor, PhD (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. Stay tuned for specific dates and times for workshops in the summer and fall of 2023.

ASPIRE Writing Workshops

Writing Services will be conducting the following ASPIRE writing workshops in the Spring/Summer 2023 term. If you have questions about a workshop, want to provide us workshop suggestions, or you're unsure about signing up, contact us at



Graduate Writing Retreat: Developing a Major Writing Project

Over the course of four weeks in May, Laurier's Writing Services team facilitate Graduate Writing Retreat: Developing a Major Writing Project, a program designed with dedicated writing times and writing discussions intended to help participants make progress on a major writing project. This could include a PhD dissertation, a Master’s thesis, or a manuscript for publication. During the discussion portion of the program, a Laurier faculty member will be present to provide their perspective on the relevant writing topics.

Expressions of Interest

If you wish to participate in this program, please email with a brief statement (100-150 words) of what you aim to accomplish by participating in this program and a description of the writing project you will be working on. 

Please submit this statement to by Monday, April 17 at 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about this program, please email