Are my ideas well-organized? Can the reader follow my thoughts? Am I explaining this concept enough? Does this wording make sense? Is this sentence grammatically correct?
These are just a few questions that writers ask themselves while looking at their drafts. An opportunity to receive feedback on questions like these before submitting a paper for a course or publication is crucial for academic success, especially at the graduate and post-graduate levels. To provide graduate students and visiting scholars whose first language is not English with a chance to receive feedback and discuss their work, the Writing Center offers a free service, ESL Graduate Writing Groups, facilitated by the ESL Specialist.
Graduate students and post-graduate/visiting scholars whose first language is not English.
Once a week, a group of 3-5 graduate writers from the same or different disciplines meets for an hour to provide feedback on one or more members’ drafts. Usually, writers share their drafts electronically and prepare their questions and feedback in advance. Group members comment on all aspects of writing ranging from idea clarity and organization to word choice and grammar. The discussion is facilitated by the Writing Center ESL Specialist, who also provides mini-lessons when necessary.
Please follow this link to fill out the registration form, and we will place you in a group.
Alternatively, you may form your own group of 3-5 members and email Writing Center ESL Specialist Tanya Bychkovska (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be glad to facilitate your group.