To be granted access to the Graduate Student Reading Room and the Graduate Student Writing Center Library Security will activate your UCard. Access the security form at www.librarysecurity.edu , fill it out and return it to the Security desk on the main floor of the library. Your card access will be in the system by the following Monday.
Access to the Graduate Student Writing Center will be active for one academic school year or the remainder of the year following application. Access forms must be resubmitted each academic year beginning in August.
Marriott Library Security Access Form
The University Graduate Writing Center provides writing consultations for graduate students inside the Graduate Student Reading Room of the Marriott Library, Room 1180B. Funded by the Graduate School of the University of Utah and staffed by expert writing fellows, the new graduate writing center is ready to help graduate students in all disciplines with their writing projects. Our goal is to help you become a more confident writer.
The Graduate Writing Center is open only to students pursuing masters and PhD degrees at the University of Utah. In the past, we have been able to provide editing service for graduate students. Starting in Fall 2013 we will no longer be able to edit documents for graduate students. We are sorry for this change in policy and hope to be able to provide this service again in the future.
Protocol for using the Graduate Writing Center:
Your writing fellow was prompt and helpful. She gave me the structure and feedback to get over a significant roadblock in my writing.
Your writing fellow was integral to my success in science writing for several reasons. First, she helped me develop a plan for my prewriting and how to approach writing a full-length research proposal. Second, she helped me identify my weak points and gave me suggestions and other resources to improve those areas. With her help, my writing has greatly improved and I have the tools I need to successfully write my thesis and research articles. On a side note, my research advisor was extremely pleased with my achievements and has said numerous times that my writing has greatly improved. Without the help of the writing center, I would be a struggling writer today.
The feedback I received from writing fellow was extremely helpful. I am planning on requesting the Writing Fellow's help again.
This program is fabulous and I have recommended it to others.