Our statistics indicate that graduate student
use of the Writing Centre's services has
grown steadily over the years. Graduate
students presently constitute 12% of the
Writing Centre's users between September
and April. During the summer months, this
number rises to more than 50%.
students are entitled to eight writing consultations during the Fall-Winter terms and six
consulations during the Spring-Summer term. Many of our writing consultants are experienced
professional editors and writers. Most have graduate degrees. About one-third
have doctoral degrees. Although it is unlikely that any consultant will have specific
knowledge of your subject matter, all are familiar with the academic conventions
of thesis and dissertation writing.
Once you begin to work with a consultant on a writing project, you may request further appointments with the same consultant to maintain continuity. Alternatively, you may wish to work with different consultants, as you may find you learn more through experiencing a variety of different consulting styles and approaches.
Writing Centre consultants are generalists and do not answer detailed referencing questions in specific disciplines. While the Centre has general guides on hand for consultation, specialized queries should be directed to supervisors. For E-thesis support, see http://library.queensu.ca/webir/e-theses/sgs-index.html.
The Writing Centre, Stauffer Library
Kingston, Ont. K7L 5C4
(613) 533-6315 / fax: (613) 533-6189