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Graduate Writing Center

Graduate Writing Center

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We have moved to GH 1846


Location: Green Hall, 1846
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
(Closed for Convocation)

phone (434) 592-4727
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Online Graduate Students should contact the Online Writing Center with any questions.

Located in Green Hall, 1846, the Graduate Writing Center is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Graduate Writing Coaches are also available, by appointment, in the Carter Building. Online Graduate Students should contact the Online Writing Center with any questions.


The Graduate Writing Center provides coaching services to help students develop skills and competence in technical aspects of writing. Writing coaches work with students for an hour, offer suggestions after reviewing a writing sample, and teach skills rather than proofread or physically edit the text.

To request an appointment with the GWC, please submit an Appointment Request Form.

If your paper is under ten pages, bring a hard copy to the appointment, as well as any research and the professor's instructions/rubric. If it is more than ten pages, please email it at least one business day in advance.

A student may schedule an appointment no earlier than one week in advance of the appointment date, and the length of an appointment is limited to one hour. A student may have up to two appointments during a calendar week. 

Please note that walk-in appointments are not accepted and that the Graduate Writing Center is not an editing service.

Graduate Writing Assessment and Course

The Graduate Writing Assessment is multiple-choice and deals with grammar and critical thinking. The assessment is a mandatory requirement for ALL incoming residential graduate students. If students answer at least 40 questions correctly, they are exempt from GRST 500. If students do not answer 40 questions correctly, they are required to take GRST 500. NOTE: The "40 or more correct" exemption applies only to residential graduate students. Online graduate students placed in GRST 500 must complete the course regardless of their assessment test score.

The Graduate Writing Course (GRST 500) is designed to build on work in other classes and is tied directly to Liberty University's accreditation. It does not have to be taken during a student's first semester, but students must request to take it later. Please see the GRST 500 textbook to learn more about the course.

NOTE: ALL incoming students will remain registered for GRST 500 regardless of their score on the test. Students will “pass” at the end of the semester when final grades are submitted.