Welcome to the Department of Psychology Writing Center

 

The psychology writing support center is a service for master's and doctoral students in the Psychology Department to receive one-on-one and also group support to help with their scientific writing.

 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all support is currently only available remotely. We hope the Writing Center will be able to physically open in Fall of 2021. Please check back for updates.

blue pencil with shavings

 

Basic (micro) Writing Skills

We can help you identify recurrent grammatical and phrasing issues and aid in non-native English writers' development.

 

 

cat resting on purple yoga mat next to lifting weights

Writing Fitness

Writing can be very hard work, and almost all scientists struggle with writing motivation at one point or another. We have some tips and tricks that could help organize your writing schedule and boost your writing motivation and productivity.

 

Open book sitting on grass lawn

Writing Retreats

Come for the pizza, Stay for the productivity

The first Saturday of each month the Writing Support Center hosts Graduate Student Writing Retreats!  We provide a distraction-free environment and snacks to boost your writing motivation and productivity. Stay tuned for our emails with details.

 

An old fashioned typewriter on the left and a modern laptop on the left against a white background

Advanced (macro) Writing Skills

We can help you develop a clear and succinct writing style, improve organization and flow, and strengthen your arguments.

 

 

close up of table filled with coffee, papers, computers and hands with pencils visible

Writing Groups

We provide writing groups based on students' needs. This may include writing support groups for grant mechanisms (e.g., NRSA, NSF, Ford Fellowship), discipline-specific awards (e.g., APA dissertation award), and more general writing fitness. 

Fill out our NSF writing workshop interest survey!

 

Success as a scientist is not simply a function of the quality of the ideas we hold in our heads, or of the data we hold in our hands, but also the language we use to describe them. 

​-Josh Schimel

Related Topics