Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

About the Graduate Writing Laboratory

The Graduate Writing Lab supports Yale graduate and professional school students, as well as postdoctoral scholars and scientists, to succeed as researchers, writers, and communicators. We address skills and questions that are not usually addressed through coursework and traditional academic training.

What We Do and How We Do It

The GWL offers the following programs to provide key resources and community for our students and scholars:

  • More than 2,500 individual writing consultations with trained advanced-year graduate consultants from a variety of disciplines.
  • Over 100 workshops, seminars, and panel sessions per year featuring leading experts and trained instructors that cover a wide range of topics related to research, writing, and communication. 
  • About 20 day-long and shorter communal writing retreats and study halls per year, including during reading periods and breaks that might be the optimal time to get good writing and revision done.
  • About 10 semester-long writing-intensive peer-review groups that help create editorial community among graduate and professional school students in shared disciplines.