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Graduate Writing Specialist

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Thursdays, 1-3pm

The KU Writing Center's Graduate Writing Specialist, Dr. Claire McMurray, works exclusively with graduate students to help them learn how to improve their graduate-level writing. Dr. McMurray will hold office hours for graduate students whose needs go beyond the Writing Center's traditional graduate writing consultations. She has several areas of expertise: adjusting to graduate-level writing, overcoming writer's block, publishing journal articles, writing grant/fellowship applications, and completing academic job applications. In addition, she can provide writing coaching, which can be particularly helpful for those in the thesis/dissertation writing process.

How to make an appointment: Email the Writing Center to request a one-hour time slot during Dr. McMurray's office hours. Provide your preferred time, field of study, and a brief summary of your needs. If you are unable to attend during the office hours, include all other times during regular business hours when you would be available for an appointment.


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