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.

Participating Schools 

In addition to currently enrolled SOLES students, the SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center offers services to currently enrolled students from the following schools/degree programs:
Hahn School of Nursing
Kroc School of Peace Studies
M.S. in Cyber Security Operations & Leadership
M.S. in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership
  • The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center Philosophy
  • The Services Offered
  • The Online Coaching Process
  • The Submission Form

 Writing Workshops

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Read to Write?

Two Sessions:

Monday, October 7th, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Register Here!

Monday, October 7th, 2019, 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  Register Here!

This writing workshop is designed for students who think their writing skills are rusty or who would like a refresher about the fundamentals of good writing. This hands-on workshop will introduce students to techniques for writing clear and effective sentences as well as strategies for organizing ideas. The topics will include an in-depth overview of sentence structure, conciseness, and active vs. passive language. The workshop will also address paragraph structure and transitions. Students are encouraged to bring their own writing for the writing coach to review.

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The APA Style Guide Workshop

Monday, October 14th, 2019, 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  Register Here!

This workshop introduces students to 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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Reviewing the Literature Review 

Thurs, November 14th, 2019 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

For many students, it is not the research portion of Action Research/thesis/dissertation that is the most intimidating, it is the Literature Review. However, with the right tools at your disposal, and a clear understanding of the task, you can spend more time focusing on your research and less time stressing about your literature review.

Students will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of how to critically analyze information, organize their Literature Review, and synthesize information to create well-supported writing. This workshop is open to students of all writing skills and all language backgrounds. Students are encouraged to bring documents related to their research to the workshop. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.


The Finish Strong Writing Clinic

Sat, November 16th, 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

  • Marcia Chin, Ph.D.
  • Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D.
  • Emily Meyers, M.Ed.
  • Kristen Tarantino, Ph.D.