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Faculty Guides

The guides on this page are intended to help Purdue faculty better serve student writers. In addition to the downloadable versions below, physical copies are also available upon request from the Writing Lab. Please contact writing.lab@purdue.edu with any queries.

Faculty Graduate Writer Guide

The purpose of this Purdue Writing Lab guide is to aid faculty across the university in supporting both domestic and international graduate students as writers.  It explores the context of graduate student writing and includes strategies for providing feedback and for supporting students' development as scholars in their field of study.  The strategies are contextualized in current research.

Download the Faculty Guide for Working with Graduate Writers (PDF)

Date of current edition: November 2018

Faculty Multilingual Guide

The Purdue Writing Lab offers a guide for Purdue faculty across the university with strategies for how to read, assess, and provide feedback on the work of multilingual student writers, contextualizing these strategies in current Second Language Studies research. Please note that this guide primarily focuses on undergraduate students, though much of this material can also apply to graduate students.

Download the Faculty Guide for Working with Multilingual Student Writers (PDF)

Date of current edition: August 2017

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location with our online scheduler.

Phone: 765-494-3723

Fall 2018 Hours
Heavilon 226
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Satellite Locations and Hours

Fall 2018

HSSE Library - Collaborative Study Center (CSC)*
Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asian American and Asian Resource and Culture Center (AAARCC)*
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering (ME)*
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Appointments required at all locations.

*Same-day appointments only. Spaces released at 5:00PM each day.