Graduate Writing Help
The ULC supports Writing Help for Graduate students at the U of S. If you have questions, please contact Liv Marken.
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
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 an English professor rather than a tutor.
Graduate Writing Workshops are full already (they fill very quickly each year), but if you register, you will be put on a waiting list where you will have a good chance of making it in to the workshop eventually. You can also show up on the day to see if there are spaces available in the room. Keep the slot open on your calendar. www.usask.ca/ulc/writing/workshops
- Workshop slides are posted at http://www.usask.ca/ulc/workshops/gradwriting
Editors and/or Proofreaders
Contact Liv.Marken@usask.ca for a list of editors and/or proofreaders for hire.
- Videos: http://www.usask.ca/ulc/writing/videos Get advice -- on writing and relating to your supervisor -- from U of S professors. Subtitled and transcribed.
- Research Paper Planner: http://www.usask.ca/learningcommons/for-students/planner.php Use this to get date-specific goals for finishing a paper.
- Dissertation Planner: https://www.lib.umn.edu/help/disscalc/
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Help
- Contact Kara.Loy@usask.ca 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
- The University Secretary’s Office http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/honesty/resources.php
- The GSA can refer you to an advocate, if worse comes to worse.
- 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
- Guidelines for preparation of a thesis http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/for_students/thesis.php
- Receive help with tables, charts, graphs and formatting issues from IT4U http://www.usask.ca/it4u/
- Research Services http://www.usask.ca/research/research_services/workshops.php
Writing for Academic Success
- Excellent grammar course, non-credit, and only $120 (fall or winter): http://www.stmcollege.ca/current-students/programs-and-departments/special-course-offerings/index.php
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 them for advice about writing in your discipline, including how he or she improved and what processes work for them.
- Ask them to request a workshop for your class or program if you notice that other students are struggling, too: email@example.com