Writing Help for Grad Students

Graduate Writing Help

The SLS supports U of S graduate student writers. If you have questions, please contact writinghelp@usask.ca.Image: Students working

Drop-in Tutoring

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).

Online Tutoring


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 writinghelp@usask.ca for access to a recording.  

Editors and/or Proofreaders

Contact writinghelp@usask.ca 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. 

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.
  • Contact writinghelp@usask.ca for a list of EAL tutors for hire.


Other Great Resources

Academic Integrity Resources

Research Help

Graduate Studies

Technology Help

Grant Writing

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: liv.marken@usask.ca