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Advanced Writing for Graduate Students

This writing course is designed for graduate students who have made significant progress in their degree programs and are thinking about larger, ongoing writing projects: a prospectus, a conference paper, or an article for publication. This course does not offer support for creative fiction or non-fiction. Class activities engage students’ projects in a range of ways designed to create a supportive community of writers and promote steady progress. These activities may include: discussion of effective academic writing and the demands of writing in graduate school; attention to specific writing strategies and techniques, such as argumentation, organization, research, aspects of style, audience, genre, and approaches to the writing process; “write-together” sessions; peer review and feedback; and 1:1 conferences with the instructor.

  • Classes will be held in-person Monday 11:00am-12:00pm (section 1/Humanities) or Tuesdays
    11:00am-12:00pm (section 2/Natural/Social Science).
  • Permission of the Sweetland Center for Writing is required to register.
  • This course is not designed to provide intensive language study for multilingual speakers.

If you are interested in enrolling in Writing 630, please submit the Interest Form below by Sunday, November 12, 2023. We use this form to match your field and writing with the appropriate section. We will notify you by Monday, November 20, 2023.

If you are writing your dissertation, we invite you to enroll in Writing 631 via Wolverine Access.
Please send all questions to Laura Schuyler (