Writing in graduate school differs significantly from writing done in an undergraduate program, as do the expectations of faculty members. No matter the graduate program, writing is an essential and inescapable component of that program because it is our best means of academic discourse.
Graduate students are expected to write seminar papers, conference proposals, grant proposals, theses, dissertations and journal articles, and engage in professional communication with colleagues and faculty members. Unfortunately, many incoming graduate students are not fully prepared in their undergraduate programs to meet these writing expectations. Georgia State offers a variety of excellent, free resources for graduate students to assist with every step of the writing process.