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Welcome Graduate Students!

Sweetland offers one-to-one, in-person and online writing assistance for U-M Ann Arbor graduate students in Writing Workshop. This service allows you to meet individually with an experienced faculty consultant at any stage of writing, from getting started to final revisions. You can get help with understanding assignments, generating ideas, developing arguments, organizing and structuring your project, using evidence and sources, and clarifying your expression. To get a sense of what to expect, please read our Policies and Procedures before attending your first Writing Workshop session.

Fall 2023 Hours

August 28-December 6
(closed Sept 4, Oct 16-17)

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

What Work Can Graduate Students Bring to Writing Workshop?

Writing Workshop is funded by the university for materials related to courses and academic research that have to do with your U-M affiliation. Writing Workshop faculty consultants can help with any writing or multimodal/digital media project that pertains to your academic and/or research pursuits as a graduate student, including course assignments, dissertation chapters, conference papers, articles, and personal/research/teaching/DEI statements that you write, deliver, apply to, and benefit from while you are enrolled at U-M.” (Note: There is a two-appointment maximum for any given statement.)

We look forward to working with graduate students on:

  • Course Assignments
  • Course Materials that are job materials
  • Dissertation Chapters
  • Conference Papers
  • Articles for publication
  • Research Proposals
  • Personal/research/teaching/DEI Statements (2 max)

We are unable to work with graduate students on:

  • Personal Writing outside of academic realm
  • Complete Applications (i.e. portfolios and folders)
  • Cover Letters for jobs
  • CVs and Resumes
  • Qualifying Exams
  • GRE/TOEFL/ etc.

International Graduate Students

If you would prefer to meet with a second language specialist, please schedule an appointment with the ELI Graduate Writing Clinic.

U-M Flint and Dearborn Graduate Students

U-M Flint and U-M Dearborn Writing Centers serve graduate students at their respective universities.

Post-docs, Faculty, & Staff

Sweetland is not funded by the university to serve post-docs, faculty, or staff. The ELI Graduate Writing Clinic is open to U-M post-docs, faculty, and staff on a limited basis.