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 scheduled from September through March. Update September 10, 2013: Workshops will be posted here very soon, when we find out our room bookings.
If you cannot attend one of our workshops, you can contact email@example.com for access to a recording.
- 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 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org