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Graduate Writing Support Now Available!

The GSRC offers 45-minute writing consultations for CSULB post-baccalaureate/graduate students.

All masters, credential, certificate, and doctoral students can schedule an appointment with our Graduate Writing Specialist for one-on-one assistance with all areas of writing, including:

  • Academic writing (course papers, dissertation/thesis, conference papers, etc.)
  • Funding applications, including grants and fellowships
  • Graduate application materials (statement of purpose/personal statement, CV/résumé, teaching statement, writing sample, etc.)

Graduate writing support is not a paper-editing or “proofreading” service. Instead, we offer guidance, tutoring, and support with the following:

  • Planning, drafting, and organizing papers
  • Word choice and semantics
  • Argumentation and rhetoric
  • Self-editing and proofreading strategies
  • Overcoming persistent grammar and usage problems
  • Appropriate style, tone, and “voice”
  • Clarity and conciseness
  • Citation of sources and avoiding plagiarism

Our goal is to help students develop long-term, effective skills that will strengthen students’ academic and professional writing.

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