Become a skilled communicator

The UVA Engineering Graduate Writing Lab provides free, scheduled one-on-one consultations, events, and facilitated peer review groups for graduate students and postdocs. We offer support and strategies to help you improve your writing, presentations, and posters.

Graduate Writing Lab on Slack

Have a quick question or want up to date announcements? Join us on Slack. (use your UVA email)

  • One-on-One Support

    Bring your writing, presentations, and posters for free scheduled one-on-one consultations with a trained writing consultant at the Graduate Writing Lab. Appointments with our writing consultants focus on compositional aspects (sentence/paragraph structure, organization, argument development, grammar) and ESL support while consultations with the director may also include planning your writing and aspects of technical writing and visual composition.

    For: UVA Engineering graduate students & postdocs

    Learn more
  • Peer Review Groups: Find a Community

    Join one of our peer review groups and be part of a supportive community. Peer review groups are facilitated groups of 4-10 graduate students and postdocs who meet weekly for 1.5 hours to review and revise their writing, presentations, and posters.

    Learn more
  • Events

    Join us for workshops and panels on communication topics relevant to UVA Engineering graduate students and post docs.

    See all our events
  • Online Resources

    The Graduate Writing Lab has compiled a selection of online resources relevant to the writing and communication needs of UVA Engineering graduate students.

    View Online Resources
  • Get Involved

    The Graduate Writing Lab provides a number of opportunities for faculty, post docs, and graduate students to get involved. Those with research or grant writing experience might considering being on a panel or leading a workshop. Future opportunities may exist for assisting with research projects, text cleaning, text analysis, qualitative coding, resource development, consultant training and more. See our current opportunities including position announcements by following the link below.

    See Current Opportunities

UVA Engineering Graduate Student & PostDoc Survey

Take our survey to share your experiences with disciplinary writing & give input on what the Graduate Writing Lab should do next.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule online (12 hours or more in advance)

Open appointment times not working with your schedule? Request an appointment with Kelly via email (KELLYC@VIRGINIA.EDU) or SLACK (direct message).

Please note, the Graduate Writing Lab does not offer copy-editing or proofreading services. The objective of the Graduate Writing Lab is to help you grow as an independent academic writer rather than proofread for you.