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Graduate Writing Center coaches work with students remotely!

Download the GWC's COVID FAQFor coaching guidelines, check this page or contact your coach or writingcenter@nps.edu. 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

Hours (PST)


Live Coaching Appointment Hours:

Asynchronous coaching also offered daily.

Mon–Wed

0900–1800

Thu

0900–1400, 1500–1800

Fri

0900–1600

Sat

1000–1200, 1300–1500

Sun

1300–1700

 


Online Drop-in Hours:

Mon–
Fri

1300–1400

 


Write-in Hours:

Fri

1000–1430

 


Thesis Writers United Hours:

Tues

1600–1700

Fri

1000–1100

Contact the Graduate Writing Center

 

contact usContact the GWC
First floor, Dudley Knox Library
writingcenter@nps.edu

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 Events

Winter Workshops Online

Sign up now for DKL and GWC winter workshops! Sharpen you 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 yur coursework, exams, and theses. Offered January 8–29.

​​​​​​​Just added!  Strategic Reading, Level II: Jan 27, 1500–1630. Learn how to take apart an author's argument.

Write-ins begin January 15!

Write-ins are dedicated blocks of time each Friday 1000–1430 when you can concentrate, write, and make real progress on a paper or thesis. No appointment required—come for all or part of the time. Held via Zoom, with writing coaches and librarians on hand for questions.


New Resources

Quick Clips & Tips

When your to-do list is long but you're short on time, visit this page! You'll find brief videos, infographics, and other online tutorials, all offering bite-sized information on a variety of writing- and research-related topics. Sweet!

Zotero Examples: Chicago Notes & Bibliography / Turabian

The NPS Citation Guide now includes Zotero examples for Chicago Notes & Bibliography / Turabian! To the left of each source type is a Zotero link that points to a template showing how to produce a properly formatted result. Proofreading remains essential, but with these examples, your citations and references will be well on their way!


Online Services

Asynchronous Coaching Daily

Whether you’re overseas or overloaded, you can get writing help any time by signing up for 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.

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 January 15, 2021