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The Statistics 

It's true: becoming a proficient scholarly writer is challenging for many master's students and doctoral students. In fact, approximately 50% of doctoral students who start a PhD program don’t finish and remain ABD (All But Dissertation). The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Council of Graduate Schools and the National Science Foundation publish detailed reports on the low percentage of people who earn a doctorate each year.


Underdeveloped academic writing abilities should never be the reason a graduate student doesn’t graduate or a faculty member doesn't earn tenure. Research-based writing is an academic skill, so those willing to work and seek the help needed can receive the proper instruction, techniques and guidance to grow as research-based writers.

At Cultivate the Writer (CTW), we are dedicated to removing writing as a barrier to your success. We have a comprehensive program of campus-based workshops as well as online graduate level writing courses, editing services and writing coaching to support you in writing about research effectively and getting published. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you or your university/organization to cultivate the writer within!

Develop As A Scholar

At Cultivate the Writer (CTW), we equip graduate students and faculty members with the skills, strategies and resources to write well

Universities and

Educational Funds

Graduate Students

and Faculty 

● Campus Workshops
● Thesis/Dissertation boot camps
● Professional Development Workshops
● Academic Program Writing Development Consultation 
● Customized Writing Services

● Content Editing 

● Line Editing

● Writing Coaching 

● Writing Groups     

● Thesis/dissertation project management guidance

● Customized Writing Services

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How to Thrive in Academia

Campus Workshop Topics

Become a Grammar Guru: Master Problematic Writing Areas (series)

Often, scholars dread grammar; however, the English language is rule governed. Learning the rules of grammar can be done. This special topic series explains the common problematic areas of grammar.

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Revise Your Paper For Publication (series)

Do you have course paper that a faulty member suggested that you publish, or are you an early tenure faculty member who has been intending to transform a former paper into an article? If so, this workshop series is for you. It guides participants, step by step, through the process of revising a course paper or dissertation chapter into a journal article.

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Prepare Your Professional Dossier (series)

Many scholars struggle to write about their education, expertise and professional experiences persuasively. This special series explains how to identify then write about your unique brand with boldness, focusing on how each employment document should speak to and complement one another in order to present a professional brand.

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Cultivate The Writer Workshops

Are you interested in bringing a CTW Workshop to your campus? 

You can host an individual CTW workshop, multi-series workshops

or writing boot camp at your campus. 

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Educational Partners

We partner with the various universities and educational funds below and would love to partner with you!

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