The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center


The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center is a virtual space designed to accommodate both online or on-campus graduate students for whom distance or busy schedules conflict with coming to campus.

The Center's free web-based service provides students with feedback on digital versions of their assignments and offers one-on-one coaching sessions via remote conferencing. 


The mission of the SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center is to provide all students, of all skill levels and at all stages of the writing process, with access to free writing coaching to support the discovery and development of their potential as emerging writers.


The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center has student and program specific goals.

Our student learning goals are for students to develop confidence as writers and ease with the writing process and to learn the skills to produce clear and effective writing.

Our program goal is to promote student success through writing for the benefit of students’ academic and professional lives.

  • The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center Philosophy
  • The Services Offered
  • The Online Coaching Process
  • The Submission Form

 Writing Workshops

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The APA Style Guide

To Cite or Not to Cite?

Mon, February 18, 2019 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Among the many skills we need for academic writing, the ability to integrate research literature is among the most important. This workshop is designed to help writers decide when to summarize, paraphrase or insert direct quotes from research sources when writing literature reviews, methodology, analysis, and findings. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.

Confused & Bemused?

Quick Tips for Writing Analysis and Summary

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

What’s the difference between summary and analysis? When should you summarize? When should you analyze? Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn the fundamentals of summary and analysis and will leave with tips to easily compose each.
The workshop is designed for students of all skill levels and students are encouraged to bring writing assignments. Advanced registration required.
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Action Research

Data Collection to Completion 

Tues, February 26, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Research requires data collection, analysis and producing results. This workshop focuses on the methodology of action research, data collection, analysis, reflection, action plan, and assessment. The workshop is designed for students of all skill levels and students are encouraged to bring writing assignments and lots of questions! Seating is limited. Advanced registration required.

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Action Research

The Finish Line is in Sight, Time for Reflection!

Thurs, March 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

You’ve been working on your research for months and now the end is near! The final task is to step back from your research and reflect. But what does that mean exactly? The reflection process is not only a key component of AR, but also critical to the professional development of educators as a whole. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.

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The APA Style Guide

How do I look?

Mon, March 25, 2019 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

The intricacies of APA formatting often confuse and frustrate students. This workshop is designed to simplify the stylistics of APA and includes a focused overview of APA formatting guidelines. Specific topics include formatting a paper, review of academic resource materials, genre and citation format, parenthetical citations, reference list, and additional resources for APA help. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.

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The Finish Strong Writing Clinic

Sat, April 13, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

This end-of-semester clinic is designed for any student who wants to cross the finish line and finish strong. The hands-on clinic includes mini-lessons for editing your final draft, revision and proofreading exercises using your own work, in-person writing coaching and a mid-morning coffee break. Come for all or just some of the clinic. Space is limited. Advanced reservation required.


The SOLES Writing Coaches

Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D.

Dr. Henry is the founder of Heartful Editor and serves as the Editor-in-Chief. She is an expert in the style guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). She holds a B.A. in human communication from Arizona State University, an M.A. in postsecondary educational leadership and student affairs from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies and higher education administration from the University of San Diego.

Sara works closely with graduate students, doctoral candidates, and faculty members on course papers, theses and dissertations, and manuscripts or book chapters for publication. She also supports academic and career professionals on edits to websites, personal statements, resumes and cover letters, curriculum vitae, slide decks and conference presentations, marketing and outreach materials, blog posts and social media content, technical manuals, and more.

Megan Krone, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Krone is a collegiate recreation professional at DePaul University. Dr. Krone earned a B.S. in physical education and English education at the University of Michigan, an M.A. in applied professional studies at DePaul University, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies with a focus in higher education at the University of San Diego. Megan’s dissertation examined mental health practices and the stigma of mental health on college campuses. Her academic writing focuses on caring campus communities, emergent leadership practices, and access to higher education, particularly for historically underrepresented populations.

Megan enjoys using her love of grammar, syntax, style, organization, and formatting to support writers’ goals (e.g., organizing a literature review, formatting a thesis or dissertation, completing an academic assignment, or submitting an article for publication). Megan strives to give feedback in a manner that maintains the writer as the owner and expert of their work. Having pursued a nontraditional academic path as an editor, Megan seeks to promote learning, independence, and authenticity.