Writing Services and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs recognize that all graduate students have different writing support needs. For this reason, we are piloting a new idea in writing support for graduate students at Carleton. Teaching Assistant and ALDS PhD student Matthew Falconer, who has led many writing workshops and bootcamps for us in the past, will provide limited one-on-one writing support for graduate students during the Winter 2019 term. This support will be focused primarily on helping dedicated students who are writing their Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation. If time permits, Matt may also be able to help students with other academic writing tasks.

Though copy-editing is an important part of writing, this one-on-one support will focus on helping you develop your abilities in writing for academic and research purposes. Matt will respond to your writing as a conscientious reader, and you will have the opportunity to meet with him on a bi-weekly basis in order to obtain feedback.

Matt will be available for three hours per week, in Writing Services at the Centre for Student Academic Support, on the fourth floor of MacOdrum Library, at the following days and times:

Monday, Jan.14 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Jan 21 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Jan 28 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb 6 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 11 / 12 – 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb 25 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar 04 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar 11 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar 20 / 12 – 3 p.m.

Monday, Mar 25 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Apr 01 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Apr 08 / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please email Matt at matthew.falconer@carleton.ca to make an appointment. Drop-ins may be accepted if time permits.

About Matt: I am a PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies in Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies and focus on the ways that scientific knowledge is transformed for government policymakers. I’m currently working on my dissertation and plan to finish my degree in summer 2019. This is my second year in this TA role, but I have also helped hundreds of students at all levels and in many disciplines with their writing. I previously worked as a tutor in Carleton’s Writing Services (2011-2013; 2015-16) and as the International Teaching Assistant Mentor in the Educational Development Centre (2016-17).

At this point, I have experience helping students with many types of academic writing, such as:

  • doctoral writing (proposals, literature reviews)
  • master’s thesis (introductions, literature reviews, theory, methodology, findings, and conclusion chapters)
  • conference proposals and papers
  • publications (journal articles, chapters in edited volumes)
  • research ethics applications
  • course papers

I am confident that I can help with these types of writing.

Carleton has been my academic home: I completed my Honours BA in History with a minor in Canadian Studies and my master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (focus in Writing Studies). My master’s thesis focused on tutor training in a writing centre, including practices and strategies for helping student writers develop.