The NDSU Graduate Center for Writers, originally part of the Center for Writers located in the Main Library, moved Jan. 14 to Putnam Hall. In its new home, the center will continue to expand services to the NDSU community through free writing assistance and support of initiatives that improve graduate student writing.
Directed by Enrico Sassi, the Graduate Center for Writers provides one-on-one and small-group writing consultations, workshops and presentations about writing, and assistance to faculty and departments that want to integrate writing into their graduate curriculum.
Whether in intense one-on-one consultations about a literature review or helping students develop a group proposal, Graduate Center for Writers consultants assist writers with everything from the broad concerns of focus and organization to the specifics of citation, grammar and punctuation conventions. The consultants can furnish feedback on a wide range of writing genres, including disquisitions, articles for publication, job application materials, class assignments and rubrics, and grants and proposals. Sassi and the center’s consultants also are available to help faculty and graduate student instructors develop writing assignments and assess student writing effectively and efficiently.
The Graduate Center for Writers also offers graduate students the opportunity to work over time with a designated writing consultant with guidance from their faculty advisers. In addition, the center also partners with individual departments across NDSU to implement discipline-specific writing initiatives. One such initiative identifies, trains and places disciplinary consultants in individual colleges.
The Graduate Center for Writers is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual appointments can be made online at http://www.ndsu.edu/cfwriters.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.