Writing Help for Graduate Students

By readingintheborderlands

The UTPA Writing Center has been trying to reach out to graduate students.  In the past year they’ve hired tutors who are knowledgeable about graduate level writing. Now they’ve extended their hours so that graduate students–who often work during the day–can take advantage of what they offer.

I got this email from Sylvia Aldape, Director of the Graduate Office:

The Office of Graduate Studies understands just how busy you are juggling school, career and family. In an effort to assist you, the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) has partnered with the Writing Center to provide extended hours and services to meet your writing needs as a graduate student, but more importantly, to fit your schedule.

Starting Monday, Jan. 24th the Writing Center will be open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 1p.m. on Fridays. The partnership between the GRC and the Writing Center has made possible extended hours and additional tutoring assistance with your research papers and/or assignments on one-to-one basis.

Tutor Assistance Includes:

  • Clarification of an assignment
  • Drafting from ideas, notes, and outlines
  • Revision and editing for effective sentence structure
  • Creating appropriate writer’s voice and tone
  • Identification of errors and methods for correction
  • Assistance with all documentation styles
  • Assistance with incorporating source material

Walk-ins are welcome during office hours or you can call the Writing Center at 956/665-2538 to schedule an appointment with a tutor. From Jan. 24th to Jan. 27th, light refreshments will be offered starting at 5 p.m.

If you worry about your writing assignments or just want to polish them up, please check out the Writing Center.

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