Writing Resources for Graduate Students

As Mason re-opens for Fall 2021, the Writing Center is updating its policies and offerings. Please stay tuned! Questions may also be directed to wcenter@gmu.edu.

Around Mason

Time and Space to Write

Weekly Graduate Write-Ins (on Zoom)
Fridays during the fall and spring terms, 9:30 - 1:00

Graduate Life Writing Days
Fall 2021: Saturday, November 6
Spring 2022: Saturday, April 9

Workshops and Workshop Series

"Thriving in Graduate School" workshop series — The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

"Maximizing Productivity" workshop series — Graduate Student Life 

Writing Center workshops

Library Research Skill/Tool workshops


Friday, August 20, 2021
Mini workshops promoting success in grad school, including one on "Making the Commitment to Writing." Sponsored by Graduate Student Life.

Graduate Research Connections (GRADReCon)
Thursday, October 28 & Friday, October 29, 2021
A day of workshops on topics essential to your success in grad school, including one on "Writing a Review of the Literature." Sponsored by Graduate Student Life and the University Libraries

Thesis/Dissertation Week
Please stay tuned for 2022 dates!
A series of workshops on topics such as beginning your project, project management, and writing productivity.

Online Resources

Academic Blogs for Grad Writers

Explorations of Style

The Thesis Whisperer

DoctoralWriting SIG

Writing Reviews of the Literature

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students
North Carolina State's excellent 10-minute presentation