Writing Lab

Writing Lab

The LBJ School Writing Lab offers its students individualized assistance at any stage of the writing process and hosts a series of ongoing seminars on specialized policy-writing topics.

Writing Lab Hours

Appointments available Monday—Friday
7 a.m.—6 p.m.
In person, by Skype, or by email

What to expect during a consultation
Make an appointment to receive personalized feedback on your writing projects and career-search documents. If you send your document at least 24 hours in advance, you can expect a review of structure, content and use of language. Documents longer than five pages require more time. If available, please send the corresponding assignment prompt or job posting.

Can I just drop in?
You can drop by without an appointment between 8 a.m.—5 p.m. to ask questions about documentation, grammar, word choice conundrums and writing process best practices. If you need help getting started or revising a tricky paragraph, or simply want to brainstorm writing strategies, come on by! Call 512-471-3620 to make sure we're in the office.

Policy Writing Resources

Browse handbooks, guides and exemplar policy writing samples. 

Upcoming Events See All

Thursday Mar 2
5:15 pm

Come get public speaking tips from nine LBJ faculty members. We'll have two, 40-minute sessions in two rooms. Choose from panels on legislative testimony, public speech, and presentations at work. Light refreshments served.

Thursday Mar 23
5:15 pm

Come hear about the fine art of writing for fundraising. From grant proposals to donor-facing research briefs, writing to get funding requires a special toolkit. Piper Stege-Nelson is an LBJ Alumna who currently works in development for the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn initiative. Previously, she

Contact Info

Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Location

SRH 3.104

Phone

512-471-4292

Email: 

lbjosaa@austin.utexas.edu