Writing Help for Grad Students

Graduate Writing Help

The ULC supports Writing Help for Graduate students at the U of S. If you have questions, please contact Liv Marken.Image: Students working

Drop-in Tutoring

Murray Library room 142. Hours: http://www.usask.ca/ulc/writing/drop-in-tutoring 

  • Short consultations up to twice for a given writing sample
  • Confidential and free
  • No editing or proofreading

Online Tutoring


An email-based system for help up to twice for a given writing sample. This system is better than drop-in for discipline-specific help. It's confidential and free.

Note ** If you are willing to wait a bit longer than 24-48 hours, you can receive a fuller consultation from a professor rather than a tutor.


Graduate writing workshops are scheduled from September through March. 

If you cannot attend one of our workshops, you can contact writinghelp@usask.ca for access to a recording.  

Editors and/or Proofreaders

Contact Liv.Marken@usask.ca for a list of editors and/or proofreaders for hire.

Online Resources

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Help

  • Contact ISSAC for information about spoken and written English language support on campus.
  • Contact Graduate Studies to apply for a bursary to take a Language Centre course.



Other Great Resources

Academic Integrity Resources

Library Resources

Graduate Studies

Technology Help

Grant Writing

Writing for Academic Success

Accommodations for Disability-Related Writing Challenges

  • If you suspect you have a disability (mental health, learning disability, physical disability/injury), get confirmation of it from a psychologist and/or a physician, and then apply for accommodations. Your professors and/or supervisors are required to comply.
  • If you have a disability, you can access accommodations http://students.usask.ca/current/disability/ 

Your professors and/or supervisor

  • Ask your supervisor for advice about writing in your discipline, including how he or she improved and what processes work for them.
  • Ask your supervisor to request a workshop for your class or program if you notice that other students are struggling, too: liv.marken@usask.ca