Online Writing Support
Online Writing Tutors
Writing tutors are available to help grad students improve English writing mechanics, (e.g., paragraph transitions, subject-verb agreement, or verb tense.) They can also help with any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming, to major structural revisions, to putting the finishing touches on a final draft. When a tutor meets with you, she/he will discuss your draft document and make general suggestions for improvement. To have a successful experience with a tutor, you need to readily accept feedback, study and apply what tutor teaches you, and dedicate the time necessary to improve the next draft of your document. The MU Writing Tutors do not offer editing services.
- If you can't make it to the Center during the day, you can use the Online Writery to submit your document online.
- Online, department-specific tutoring is available for the School of Nursing. See the Nursing Online Writery
- Online, department-specific tutoring is available for students of the College of Education. See Graduate Writing Support
- Online, department-specific tutoring is available for students of the Masters in Public Health program. See Graduate Writing Support
First, check out Fridays @ the Library, a series of live and online seminars. See also this dedicated Library page for graduate students. The MU Libraries also offer free online guides for conducting a literature review and citation style and software.
Other Writing Resources
- Cornell University & Council of Graduate Schools Productive Writer ListServ designed for graduate students who are writing their proposal, thesis, dissertation, fellowship applications, or other manuscripts.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Writer's Handbook
- Learn how to improve your writing, how the stages of the writing process function and how to cite sources according to APA, MLA, Chicago, CBE and APSA guidelines.
- Purdue University’s Online Writing Laboratory
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses excellent writing resources and instructional materials.
- University of Toronto Advice on Academic Writing
Find guidance about how to plan and organize a paper, how to conduct research, how to cite sources and how to edit for grammar/punctuation.
DIY Scholarship Writing Resources in Canvas
The Writer's Room: Provides writing resources for abstracts, outlines, literature reviews, theses and dissertations, journal articles, scholarly presentations, posters and teaching the public about research findings. Mizzou students can self-enroll or contact the Graduate Student Association to learn more.