University of Mississippi

Graduate Writing Center

WE ARE MOVING! As of June 4th, the Graduate Writing Center will be located in Lamar 405. Please visit us in our new location across campus!

We work with any writer in any discipline at any stage of the writing process. Our goal is to produce better writers, not just better writing.

Director: Claire Mischker, Ph.D.
Location: 310C J.D. Williams Library

The goal of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to provide free consultations to help graduate students produce successful academic writing by further developing effective writing skills. Writers from any discipline or department are encouraged to seek assistance with any stage of the writing process: from conception to composition to revision, from first to final draft. We are here to help writers develop strategies to improve their own writing. Remember that we will make suggestions concerning your writing, but final decisions should always be made by you, as the author of your work, and your director or committee, if applicable.

During the 2013-2014 school year, Graduate Writing Center clients will work exclusively with Dr. Claire Mischker, who has considerable experience consulting with graduate students across the curriculum, including international graduate students, on a wide variety of documents at any stage of development.

Graduate students are encouraged to make appointments for writing consultations well in advance of an assignment due date or document deadline. The calendar is set so that clients must schedule appointments one week in advance. If you have a more urgent deadline, you should contact Dr. Mischker directly.

Look out for announcements about workshops, writing groups, and boot camps specifically geared toward graduate student writing concerns. If you have an idea for a workshop or would like to start/participate in a writing group, please contact us.

We offer services for any assignment, including, but not limited to:

  • Essays
  • Lab Reports
  • Term Papers
  • Research Projects
  • Case Studies
  • Grant Proposals
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Scholarly Articles

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment for a face-to-face or online consultation, create an account and log-in to the schedule on the right.

Assistance and appointments can also be requested by emailing gwc@olemiss.edu or calling (662) 915-3173.

First Time?

Please create an account with the UM Writing Centers. Use your go.olemiss.edu email address when signing up, and be sure to remember your password.

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