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Coronavirus Update

Graduate Writing Center coaches work with students remotely!

Download the GWC's COVID FAQFor coaching guidelines, check this page or contact your coach or For further information, see the announcement at the top of the WCOnline calendar page, available via the blue SIGN-UP button above.


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Coaching Hours: Spring 2014


Synchronous Coaching Appointment Hours (PST)

Asynchronous coaching also offered daily.




0900–1400, 1500–1800




1000–1200, 1300–1500




Online Drop-in Hours:




Contact the Graduate Writing Center


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First floor, Dudley Knox Library

To contact an individual GWC member, go to Contact Us (NPS login required).

OUR Mission


Our Mission

To develop the writing and critical thinking skills of NPS students for success in graduate school and as military and civilian leaders.

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

Being a good writer will empower you. In a world where security challenges require careful analysis, writing well takes on increasing importance. Becoming a strong writer requires practice, constructive feedback, and a solid understanding of writing techniques. Our coaches and instructors support you throughout this educational process, providing guidance as you develop course papers and thesis chapters.

Learn how to sign up for writing coaching and workshops, then view our WCOnline calendars to sign up.

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GWC Workshops & Events

Thesis Writers United

Writing a thesis? Don't struggle in isolation. Join fellow students Tuesdays 1600–1700 in a confidential space to swap solutions, share progress, and help each other cope. A writing coach and thesis processor will provide support and field questions. 

Fall Workshops Online

Sign up now for DKL and GWC online fall workshops! Sharpen your research, writing, and critical-thinking skills. In 60- to 90-minute Zoom sessions, GWC coaches and DKL librarians teach proven strategies and techniques to help you excel in your coursework, exams, and theses. Offered Oct. 2–Nov. 6. Enroll via WCOnline.

“My Glory Never Dies”: The Military in Literature, Film, and Onstage

Take a break, exercise your imagination, and build community. This unique workshop series uses prose, poetry, play, and film to expand critical thinking while deepening participants’ understanding of the role the military has played in the arts. Offered Fridays 0900–1130, Oct. 2–Nov. 6. Attending all workshops is encouraged but not required. Space is limited—enroll today!


New Services

Asynchronous Coaching Daily

Whether you’re overseas or overloaded, now you can get writing help any time by signing up for our new service, asynchronous coaching. Submit a draft to the Writing Center for feedback on critical thinking and writing mechanics, then receive feedback by 1700 PDT the day of your appointment without a real-time coaching session. Learn more about async coaching.

Virtual Drop-in Coaching via Zoom

Have a quick question? A short paper that's due today? Drop in and talk to a coach on Zoom! Offered M–F, 1300–1400 PST. Check WCOnline or this page for details.


Video Highlights

"What's Different About Academic Writing?"

Don't miss this six-minute refresher on the fundamentals of academic writing.

"Plagiarism's Haunting Legacy"

Also check out "Plagiarism's Haunting Legacy" (5:27), a video produced by the Thesis Processing Office, to get an idea of how pervasive and harmful plagiarism is.

Page last modified October 23, 2020