Graduate Writing Help
The SLS supports U of S graduate student writers. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Murray Library room 142. Hours: http://library.usask.ca/studentlearning/writing/drop-in-tutoring
- Short consultations up to twice for a given writing sample
- Confidential and free
- No editing or proofreading
- Full drafts are not necessary (drop in at any stage of the writing process).
The SLS's online tutoring services is an email-based system. This system is better than drop-in for discipline-specific help. It's confidential and free. You can receive help up to twice for a given assignment.
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. Just make a note in your submission.
Graduate writing workshops take place from September through March. They fill quickly, but you can drop in to the workshop on the day, and you should be able to find a spot.
If you cannot attend one of our workshops, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access to a recording.
Editors and/or Proofreaders
Contact email@example.com for a list of editors and/or proofreaders for hire. They are not SLS employees, and we cannot vouch for stated qualifications or quality of work. Rates must be negotiated.
- Videos: http://library.usask.ca/studentlearning/writing/videos Get writing advice from U of S professors. Subtitled and transcribed.
- Research Paper Planner: http://www.usask.ca/learningcommons/for-students/planner.php Use this to set date-specific goals for finishing a paper.
- Dissertation Planner: https://www.lib.umn.edu/help/disscalc/
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.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of EAL tutors for hire.
Other Great Resources
Academic Integrity Resources
- The University Secretary’s Office is the first place to visit for Academic Integrity resources: http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/honesty/resources.php
- The GSA can refer you to an advocate, if worse comes to worse: http://www.gsa.usask.ca/services/advocacy.php
- Check out the Integrity website for additional resources that may help you: www.usask.ca/integrity
- Get help from a Liaison Librarian in your field of study http://library.usask.ca/research.php
- Visit the Graduate Studies website for guidelines for preparation of a thesis http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/for_students/thesis.php
- Receive help with Word, tables, charts, graphs and formatting issues: http://www.usask.ca/it4u/
- Visit Research Services for more information: http://www.usask.ca/research/research_services/workshops.php
Writing for Academic Success
- This is an excellent on-campus grammar course. It is non-credit, and only $120 (fall or winter): Writing for Academic Success.
Accommodations for Disability-Related Writing Challenges
- If you suspect or know you have a disability (mental health challenges, a learning disability, and/or a 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 have worked for them!
- Ask your supervisor to request a workshop for your class or program if you notice that other students are struggling, too: email@example.com