• For Graduate Students

    A consultation is a conversation between a student and a consultant. During that conversation, the participants will set an agenda for the session, talk about the work in progress, and work together to meet the student's goals.

    Graduate students can schedule an appointment to work on

    • Course assignments: papers, presentations, etc.
    • Capstones or dissertations
    • Cover letters
    • Any other writing- or communication-based projects


    Lower level of Bush Memorial Library; accessible via first-floor elevator or by using the stairs to the right of the Central Service Desk

    Appointment Lengths

    30 minutes or 60 minutes

    What To Bring

    • A draft (if you have one) on paper or on your laptop
    • Your assignment sheet or writing prompt
    • A rubric, if your professor has provided one
    • Your questions and concerns

    See our Online Resources page for links to websites and handouts on all aspects of academic writing and communication, including Hamline's School of Education capstone guides.

    Literature Reviews

    Here is a quick instructional video on writing literature reviews by the North Carolina State University Library.