Graduate Writing Lab

End of Semester Schedule:

The Graduate Writing Lab will operate as normal on Reading Day.

During Finals Week, the Graduate Writing Lab will only offer Zoom appointments 10:00am-4:00pm M-F. 

Graduate Writing Lab

The Graduate Writing Lab (GWL) offers free consultations by appointment with trained and certified graduate writing tutors. Tutors offer helpful feedback on any kind of writing at any point in the process.

Fall 2022 Regular Hours:
  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Support Styles:
  • In-Person Appointments
  • Zoom Appointments
  • Feedback Loop

The Graduate Writing Lab is a collaboration between the THINK TANK Writing Center and the Graduate College. Emphasizing peer collaboration, we help each writer grow over the course of their career at the University of Arizona through several styles of consultations, workshops, and events.

During each session, tutors get acquainted with the student’s writing, answer questions, identify patterns, make recommendations, and help the student come up with a plan for moving forward. Tutors can serve as a second set of eyes on personal statements, application essays, lab reports, theses, dissertations, resumes, fellowships, and even professional emails.

You can use the scheduling system Retain to sign up for Graduate Writing Lab services. Limit two per day.

  • Click the button below to sign in to Retain with your NetID and password.
  • In the THINK TANK Services box on the right side of your Retain dashboard, you can click the blue Writing Center button and then select a service.
  • Click here to learn more about using Retain.

Access Retain

For more information about graduate support services, please visit

If you would like to sign up for a different type of service, please visit the Writing Center home page.