Advice for Students Writing Thank-You Notes to Donors

Grant Proposal Writing is Exciting, Imaginative Work So, you want to write a grant proposal? This is exciting! This means that you have valuable research to do or a particular nonprofit to build or a community resource you’re passionate about developing. You have a distinct vision for how something could be improved or advanced, and…

Writing an Abstract for Your Research Paper

Definition and Purpose of Abstracts An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished) research paper, usually about a paragraph (c. 6-7 sentences, 150-250 words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes: an abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your paper or article quickly, in order to decide whether to…

Writing Personal Statements for Ph.D. Programs

Introduction So you’ve decided to apply to a Ph.D. program—how exciting! While the application process can be harrowing at times, being accepted to a graduate school that is a good fit for your interests and skills is a privilege that will be well worth your efforts. Before we get too wrapped up in the future,…

Summer 2020 Workshops

For All Paraphrasing Like a Pro: How to Successfully “Use Your Own Words”—NEW! Tuesday, July 16, 3:30-5:00 Do you struggle to convey information from sources in your own words?  Are you not sure when to paraphrase?  This workshop will introduce paraphrasing techniques and show you how to effectively embed paraphrased material from any source (such…

Meet with Us

To schedule an individual consultation at the main Writing Center in 6171 Helen C. White Hall, you will need to set up an account through our scheduling software, UW-Madison WCOnline, and then you can make your own appointments. It’s easy to do! Are you a currently enrolled UW-Madison Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, or Special Student? To…

Bibliography CS/CR

To Learn More about the Theories Guiding Our Approach to Simulations as Part of Tutor Education Selected Publications about Situated Learning Gee, James Paul. “The New Literacy Studies: From ‘Socially Situated’ to the Work of the Social.” Situated Literacies: Reading and Writing in Context. Ed. David Barton, Mary Hamilton, and Roz Ivanič. London: Routledge, 2000.…

Locations & Hours

The Writing Center is open during Summer Term 2020! We will be offering all-virtual services this summer to comply with the University’s move to online instruction. You can schedule a live Virtual Meeting or a Written Feedback appointment here. Please refer to our Summer Term page for updates.