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Graduate Writing

Graduate Writing Resources

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Learn more about the varied works you may be asked to create during your graduate education in this online module: An Introduction to Graduate-Level Writing. The module Includes self-reflection and skills-based activities.

Watch the module on YouTube

Get support with a trained graduate-level writing advisor through the Writing Centre.

Available to McMaster graduate students in all programs and disciplines, get support with planning, organization, revision, motivation, incorporating feedback, and writing for publication.

You can book appointments through Oscarplus or by emailing Karen Rosenberg

Questions? Email Karen Rosenberg at

Note: The Writing Centre does not provide editing services, but offers support and strategies to help students improve their scholarly writing skills.

Go to Oscarplus

First Friday Workshops are informal and informative sessions that take place on the first Friday of each month in the winter term, from 12 to 1 p.m.

Workshops are suitable for graduate students from all disciplines.  All workshops will be held online.

Watch for a schedule of First Friday Workshops coming this fall!

Looking for workshops to take you through the summer months? Check out

Questions? Email graduate writing specialist Dr. Karen Rosenberg at

Enjoy facilitated writing time, support and accountability at a writing circle

Graduate Writing Circles are designed to keep graduate students on track to meet their writing goals. Facilitated by a trained writing advisor, these groups aim to provide participants with tools to support goal-setting, meeting deadlines, and making the writing process as productive and efficient as possible.

During a typical session, students will share successes and challenges in meeting specific writing goals. Students will celebrate wins and troubleshoot obstacles. Some groups will have co-working time built into the sessions. Email  to receive notification when registration opens for the next round of Graduate Writing Circles.

A series of resources, tip sheets, and experiences related to organization, technical aspects, and staying well.

Go to Pressbooks

Learn about the purpose of an abstract and the five potential “moves” an abstract can have.

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A list of advanced principles to consider when editing your work.

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To help graduate students who are English learners:

  • on-campus supports
  • external websites and apps
  • articles and downloads

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