Attention All Grad Students

29 Oct

The RISD Writing Center is ready to support you throughout your written thesis process. While you can always make an appointment with a tutor to discuss any writing, the following announcements will be of particular interest to thesis writers.

CIT Satellite Location
We’ve opened our satellite location in CIT room 207, which is reserved for grad students—especially those working on their graduate written thesis. Tutors working there are fellow grad students particularly interested in helping with this work. Look for “Grads Only—CIT 207” next to a tutor’s name on our online schedule to make an appointment there.

Weekly Tutoring
Many students enjoy working with a single tutor throughout their thesis-writing processes. Doing so once a week (or every two weeks, if you prefer) allows a tutor to become familiar with your work, your goals, and your ways of working together; it also allow you to build on past accomplishments and share progress along the way. If you’re interested in this option, please contact our Coordinator, Meredith Barrett, at

Now’s the Time: A Graduate Written Thesis Workshop
Join Anne West (Senior Critic, Graduate Studies), Jen Liese (Director, Writing Center), and your peers from across departments and disciplines for a half day devoted to imagining, planning, launching, contextualizing, and sharing your written thesis, including …

  • exemplary theses across disciplines, selected to highlight a range of styles, content, structures, and forms
  • writings by artists and designers out in the world, selected to help evoke and stoke potential writing futures
  • useful practices in research and documentation (both bibliographic and studio-based)
  • writing prompts throughout
  • anything else you need (we welcome suggestions in advance)
  • and free lunch, too

Saturday, November 14, 11 AM to 3 PM
The Old Library (College Building 521)
Grads in all years are welcome.
Please RSVP by November 11 to

Other Resources
Here are some additional materials to help you work on your own and with your classmates.

Graduate Written Thesis Support
A list of all the written thesis resources available at RISD.

Thesis Peer Review 2014
Fellow thesis-writers can provide great feedback; use this system to share your work and provide feedback with your peers.

Thesis Copy Editors List
If you are interested in intensive, professional editing of your final thesis writing, the Copy Editors List is a good place to find viable, interested editors for hire.

Liberal Arts Faculty Research Interests*
Liberal Arts faculty are a wonderful resource in developing your literature review. The Faculty Research Interests handout is helpful in finding people on campus whose interests overlap with yours so you can reach out to them.

*Coming soon: these are updated annually, so keep an eye out for them in an email from Grad Studies in early Spring semester.

Please call, write, or stop by with any further questions.


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