The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs offers one-on-one writing consultations to graduate students—now offered throughout the year. You may want to consider requesting a consultation if you need assistance with writing-related challenges, or if you wish to discuss the efficacy of your research and writing strategies.

The one-on-one writing consultations will be focused primarily on assisting students who are writing Master’s theses or PhD dissertations.

During the appointments, Karim Abuawad, PhD, will focus on high-level concerns, such as developing your writing abilities, organizing your ideas, and planning your writing project. Karim will not edit your work, but respond to your writing as a conscientious reader.

Appointments usually last 50 minutes. To request an appointment, please fill out the form below and choose a general time-slot that works best for you.

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  • Karim Abuawad is generally available for appointments during weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Please let us know your availability during these times. The more availability you have, the sooner we will be able to schedule an appointment. Example: “I am available Mondays (10:00; 11:15; 2:00), Tuesday (11:00; 1:30; 2:00)…”