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Writing Center Services for Graduate Students

NEW! One-to-One Writing Center Help for Thesis & Dissertation Writers

The University of Tennessee Writing Center is piloting a new service in Spring 2019 to provide one-to-one assistance for graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation in any discipline.

Where: Pendergrass Library, Ag Campus. Ask at the front desk for the Writing Center consultant. No appointment is needed.

Find Pendergrass Library: Live T bus route information:

When: Monday 11:30-3:00; Tuesday 11:30-3:00; Wednesday 11:30-3;00; Thursday 11:30-1:00

Writing Center Services at Pendergrass Library

Writing Consultations: Meet one-to-one with a Writing Center consultant, who will offer constructive feedback designed to help you with your writing processes and written document. Conversations may include planning and outlining, organizing the structure of a chapter, learning how to polish a later draft, how to cite sources, and more. If you’re stuck and need help getting going again, talking with us will help! If you have questions about your introduction, literature review, findings, or discussion sections, we can help you with that too.

Up to 60 minutes per student per week, time permitting. If other writers are waiting, we will work with you in 30-minute inten/als.

Other Services & Resources

Need Help with Research? Add a librarian to your team! Find your librarian here: Subject librarians provide discipline-specific assistance with all aspects of the research process, including literature reviews for theses, dissertations, and coursework; citation management options; publishing, copyright and ORCID; data management and other research and teaching needs.

The ESL Writing Center in Hodges Library, Room 220G, provides in-person help to students whose first or strongest language is not English. See for the schedule and to make an appointment.

The Writing Center’s Citation Help service in HSS 212 and online provides appointment-based assistance with in-text citations and references (APA MLA, Chicago, and others). See for the schedule and to make an appointment.

The Writing Center’s Application Materials Help service In HSS 212, Pendergrass, and online offers appointment-based assistance with job letters, resumes, personal statements, and more. See for the schedule and to make an appointment.

Editing: Contact us at for a referral to a qualified freelance editor if you need copy editing/proofreading. This will be a private, fee-based freelance arrangement between you and the editor.

Formatting: Consult the Graduate School’s thesis and dissertation formatting resources at Contact the Thesis Consultant at