Graduate Student Support
We offer services for Master’s or PhD students. Book an individual appointment to discuss research papers, grant applications, theses and dissertations. Graduate students can join a graduate writing group, meet with a dissertation coach, or attend our Dissertation Retreats to develop academic skills specific to graduate education.
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Book an appointment with a graduate support consultant for one-on-one help with academic writing, research, grant applications, dissertation writing, and more.
Want to make real progress, while supported by a distraction free atmosphere and an expert writing coach who will help you move through any specific writing blocks?
Turn off your phones and notifications for 2 hours and join us for coffee and silent graduate writing sessions. We will not be talking, reading or whispering. We will be writing non-stop for 2 hours. We ask that you arrive on time to minimize interruptions to your peers.
For Winter 2023, this group meets from 3-5pm on Tuesdays (in-person) and from 3-5pm on Wednesdays (virtually).
We hope to see you soon!
We offer interactive workshops on a variety of graduate-focused writing topics, designed to help you become more familiar with the essential skills necessary for academic success in graduate school, and invite you to interact with your peers. Each workshop consists of two parts (50-minutes each) offered in tandem: a) Instructional (Theory) and b) Peer-review (Practice).
You can register for the workshops here by selecting “Graduate Student Support” and then “Workshops”. See the remaining scheduled Winter 2023 workshops below:
Feeling stuck in the writing process for your PhD dissertation? Meet with a dissertation coach to develop writing strategies, set up an accountability system, and receive direction and feedback on your process, approach, or the structure of your dissertation
How it works:
- google formSubmit a request for a 50 minute 1-on-1 appointment with a dissertation coach, external link, opens in new window
- The initial appointment will include an informal needs assessment and goal setting
- Subsequent sessions will focus on the progression of your goals and providing feedback unique to your writing needs
What we can help with:
- Identifying and setting goals
- Establishing good work habits and setting up an accountability system
- Developing a strategy and a realistic writing schedule
- Preparing for defences
- Building resilience and overcoming imposter syndrome or writer’s block
- Finding a clear direction when you feel stuck
- Learning effective writing and research strategies
- Organizing your writing process
- Learning ways to monitor your progress
- Demystifying aspects of the PhD journey
- And more!
PhD students who are at the “all-but-defended” (ABD) stage of their program are invited to our residential Dissertation Retreats.
The Retreat offers a rare opportunity for TMU PhD students to immerse themselves into their dissertation work in a quiet, distraction-free setting, where they can enjoy dedicated writing space and time, individual writing support, and a writing community of peers committed to the same goal.
Retreats are be postponed due to COVID-19.
April 19, 2023 | 11am-3pm | SLC452
TMU graduate students, let’s spend the day writing together!
Writing doesn't need to be so daunting. Building community can help. This Graduate Write-a-thon is our chance to get down to writing, together.
Whether you’re writing a paper, editing a proposal, or revising a thesis, we invite you to join us for intensive writing time, individual support, and camaraderie!
Immerse yourself in your work in a quiet, virtual distraction-free setting. Enjoy dedicated writing space and time, individual support, and a community of peers committed to the same goal.
Bring your work, and we will provide a structure and support, as well as lunch, coffee, and snacks.
We look forward to seeing you on April 19th!
Space is limited, so register, external link today! View the Write-a-thongoogle doc schedule, external link.
For accessibility requirements or questions, please contact Natalya Androsova at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
Graduate students who use English as an additional language can participate in many of our Writing & Language Support programming, such as English Conversation Groups, ECS Classes, Conversational Connections, Speaking & Listening appointments and Grammar/Supported self-editing appointments.