University Writing Center

Graduate Writing Support

To support graduate student writers across the graduate schools and programs at Brandeis, the University Writing Center offers graduate-specific programming in addition to our consultations.

This programming aims to help meet the unique writing needs of graduate students and to support the development of strong writing habits and professional skills. This programming additionally aims to build community between students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the International Business School through shared writing experiences, including:

  • Graduate Writers' Workspaces held regularly throughout the school-year and during the summer.
  • Graduate Workshops and Events 
  • The annual Dissertation Writers' Retreat held each May.

Information on how to participate is listed below. If you have any questions about our graduate writing support programs, please reach out to us at

Part resource, part learning hub and part community, the Writing Center's Graduate Writing Support programming aims to meet the following objectives:

  • Instruct graduate students in the genres and conventions of writing projects common to graduate coursework and requirements
  • Instruct graduate students in the genres, conventions, and timelines of writing projects common to professional life in higher education and academia
  • Provide individualized feedback for graduate students working on their graduate and professional writing projects
  • Foster effective peer-to-peer writing exchange, accountability, and writing groups 
  • Cultivate a space of retreat from other graduate responsibilities and power networks where graduate students can put their writing and research first
  • Cultivate graduate community through shared writing experiences

“It was a really fun experience. Not only was it helpful, but it also boosted my confidence in my submission.”

Writing Center Student