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Dissertation & Thesis Support

Our writing consultants support graduate student writing in a number of ways and currently offer graduate student-specific support virtually via Microsoft Teams. You don't need to download any special software for this meeting and instead will receive a confirmation email with a link to your meeting. When possible, we do ask that once you've made your appointment that you email us a copy of the work you would like to discuss and be sure to identify who you are and the date and time of your appointment so we can ensure your consultant receives your material. If we can read through your longer writing in advance of your meeting, we can spend more meeting time working with you on your writing.  

Note: for longer writing like the thesis or dissertation, we recommend making a series of appointments across a semester to allow you to work on your writing across time.

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Setting Expectations

As a note, while our consultants are well read and trained in a variety of academic disciplines, they are neither methodologists nor experts in every field and cannot offer feedback on your conceptual or theoretical frameworks or methods. At the same time, our writing consultants are neither proofreaders nor editors.

When you visit with us, you can expect to

  1. Discuss your idea generally so the consultant understands your overall idea
  2. Focus on discrete parts of your paper (as opposed to the entire document)
  3. Identify examples and illustrations of writing concerns in your paper, and 
  4. Practice addressing those examples

As part of our writing center’s model, our consultants will not

  1. Copy edit or proofread for every writing issue in a document or excerpt

If you are looking for someone to offer line-by-line remarks or edits, we can connect you with individuals who perform such paid work. However, the writing center does not underwrite, countersign, or guarantee any work performed outside its office by suggested editors.

Graduate Student Support

The UNF Writing Center offers writing support for graduate students across disciplines, from education and English to business and nursing. During the fall 2020 semester, we are able to offer virtual hour-long sessions to students via Microsoft Teams. Please use the below tile to set up a meeting with us.

Schedule an in-person consultation

Library Resources

Online Writing Consultations