Since Fall 2018 I have been working at UC San Diego's Teaching and Learning Commons in the Writing and Critical Expression Hub. I am a Graduate Writing Consultant, which means that I work with graduate students from every discipline, on any project, at any stage in the writing process.
I believe deeply in creating better support for the development of undergraduates and graduate students as writers. I believe that individuals think through writing and that writing is a critical skill worth investing in. It is my privilege to help students make progress on their projects and develop more positive and productive writing practices.
GRADUATE STUDENT FEEDBACK
“Lindsay was very helpful by asking specific questions that allowed me to take a step back from my thesis writing as a way to consider the core ideas/concerns within my art practice. I have a much better sense of next steps in my writing.”
“It's helpful to brainstorm with Lindsay."
"Lindsay helped me identify opportunities to strengthen my voice and claims in a sample of my dissertation writing.
It was so useful to have someone read my work aloud and recognize places where the writing was missing necessary steps to guide the reader through my argument. Lindsay suggested concrete strategies for zooming back out and connecting with the overall purpose of the chapter (and even the entire dissertation). I already took her advice to do some outlining and it's giving me clarity about how to compose the remainder of the chapter.
"Lindsay is always very helpful in setting realistic goals for writing productively, as well as keeping in mind possible setbacks and how to recover from them."
"Lindsay is always very clear and helpful!"
"Lindsay has fantastic constructive criticism and I immediately recommended her to two fellow student peers."
"I really appreciated working with Lindsay because her critical questioning helped me organize my thoughts."
"Lindsay was incredibly helpful! She asked questions that helped me clarify what exactly I wanted to say, and she was really encouraging when I started to doubt myself. What a wonderful person!"
My writing consultant was excellent! Lindsay gave me great feedback on my presentation. She pointed out weakness and had great suggestions for how the presentation could be improved. I would highly recommend Lindsay to other grad students who are prepping presentations, prepping for discussion sections, or who need help thinking through problems. I can't say enough good things about my consultation.
“I just wanted to thank you for this session. This has been so fulfilling, filled with wisdom on how I can work better! And I love how you built our community. Thank you!”