The Sweetland Center for Writing supplements formal writing instruction by providing free programs that help students understand assignments, develop ideas, support arguments and claims, integrate new media, cite sources, and revise at the paragraph and sentence level. Watch the video for more information, and check out the available options for graduate and undergraduate students below.
One-on-One Writing Tutorials
Sweetland Writing Workshop faculty are University of Michigan writing instructors who meet with students one-on-one to discuss their writing for UM courses and programs.
Peer Tutors are upper-level undergraduates who have received extensive training to work one-on-one with other students on their writing. Undergraduates can visit the Peer Tutoring Centers on a walk-in basis during their hours of operation.
Undergraduates can submit writing online to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) and receive written comments and suggestions from trained Peer Tutors within 72 hours.
Sweetland also runs a synchronous online tutorial service (SyncOWL) that allows students to connect with tutors live to receive feedback on their writing.
Graduate Student Seminars and Workshops
The Dissertation Writing Institute offers work time and space to graduate students writing their dissertations, as well as a stipend, group workshops with other dissertators, and individual feedback from the Institute leaders.
The Sweetland Center for Writing Fellows Seminar brings together graduate student instructors (Junior Fellows) and faculty (Senior Fellows) who share a commitment to integrating writing into their courses.
In collaboration with Rackham, the Sweetland Center for Writing offers focused workshops on a variety of issues related to graduate-level writing.
The Sweetland Center for Writing hosts the Graduate Student Writing Groups, where graduate students meet to workshop their writing. Read more.
Additional Writing Support
This list of Writing Resources & References provides links to useful writing tools, such as printable handouts, podcasts, and a bibliography of online writing resources.
Sweetland Center for Writing provides courses and individualized services for multilingual students to prepare them for academic writing and provide ongoing support for the development of their writing. Read more.