Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Graduate Writing Assistance

The Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics offers writing coaching sessions to graduate students working on a master’s or doctoral degree within the department. Graduate students seeking assistance are asked to

  1. Complete the Writing Assistance Form.
  2. Have their advisor sign the form.
  3. Contact Nancy Barr for an appointment.

Appointments are in half-hour or one-hour increments and include help with

  • Course work papers
  • Lab reports
  • Journal articles
  • Thesis or dissertation proposals
  • Theses or dissertations

You may also wish to seek assistance from the Multiliteracies Center. Among the services they provide are help with presentations, study and organization strategies, practicing conversational English, developing a resume, and beginning a dissertation, thesis, or grant proposal.

Recommended Resources

Technical Writing A-Z: A Commonsense Guide to Engineering Reports and Theses by Trevor M. Young

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and e.b. white

The Chicago Manual of Style

On Writing by Stephen King (Best book on writing ever!)

Purdue University Online Writing Lab