The Graduate Online Writing Lab is an online support service available to graduate and professional students seeking feedback on their writing and research projects. Students can submit their written work, online 24/7, for review by GRC consultants who are PhD students and certified by having completed the CAPS training.
Graduate and professional students should limit their submissions to 5,000 words or less and give ample time for review. Under ideal circumstances the graduate paper will be read and reviewed within 72 hours (3 business days), Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
In order to best support you and to give a review that will be helpful, please be specific in the comments section of the submission form on the type of assistance you want on your paper. The GRC consultants do not edit and/or proofread papers; they give feedback on style, sentence structure, grammar, and general flow. The more specific you are, the better they can address your concerns.
Graduate consultants are not trained to provide assistance with copy editing, grammar, or punctuation. However, students seeking proofreading or copy editing services are welcome to schedule an appointment with Jim Wagner, a retired copy editor, for a 1-hour appointment on Tuesdays from 8am-1pm. Students seeking editing services for their dissertations or theses should check out our list of off-campus editing services.