Writing Assistance

There are resources available to doctoral students that assist them in their writing.

NU Write – Northwestern has consolidated many resources on writing through NU Write. This is a very comprehensive Web site for anyone who wants help with core writing skills, along with models and advice about writing for specific purposes. Materials include:


NU Write has also customized their resources for the various writing communities on campus, such as Social Science or more specifically Writing in Economics and Writing in Psychology.


The Writing Place – Northwestern's peer tutoring center for writers. A Writing Place consultant can help students at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to preparing the final copy. The Writing Place offers free writing advice and tutoring on a drop-in basis. The tutors are students who are experienced writers and attentive readers. They can help determine the kinds of help students need, examine what they’ve written so far, and point out patterns in their writing that they may wish to modify: organization of points, sentence patterns, word choice, tone, etc. Tutors can also direct students to resources: library information, style sheets and formatting instructions, and other information on writing.

Dissertation Editors – The PhD Program Office has a list of dissertation editors who have worked with Kellogg doctoral students. The students are responsible for this fee themselves or could request funding from their dissertation advisor or department. Contact Susan Jackman (s-jackman@kellogg.northwestern.edu) for details.