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Distance Learners

Welcome, Distance Learners!

Any student working remotely is a distance learner (DL), whether near to the NPS campus or many miles away. The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) supports DL students throughout their academic programs via coaching, workshops, and online resources.

Writing Coaching for Distance Learners

GWC writing coaches work one-on-one with distance learners in all programs and locations, using the same coaching process offered to resident students. DL students work on their papers and theses with writing coaches via phone, Zoom, MS Teams, or email. To get started:

Workshops for Distance Learners 

The GWC and Dudley Knox Library (DKL) offer more than two dozen writing-, reading-, and research-themed workshops to students each quarter. Workshops are currently being held on Zoom and are open to distance learners.

  • For information on fall 2021 workshops, see our workshops page

  • To register for a workshop, visit WCOnline

Online Distance Learning Resources at NPS

The GWC, DKL, and Thesis Processing Office (TPO) have compiled the following resources to help distance learners sharpen their writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills:

Plagiarism Prevention

Workshop Videos

Self-Paced Learning Materials

  • Take advantage of self-paced learning materials on over 100 topics by visiting the GWC’s Writing Resources pages.
  • In a hurry? Visit Quick Clips & Tips for a swift trip through some common writing issues.

Learning Tools

  • Visit the GWC's Learning Tools pages to begin shaping your environment for more effective and efficient learning.

Visit DKL and TPO to access many more critical resources!


Email writingcenter@nps.edu  with questions or for more information. For additional guidance, see the Distance Learners' Handbook.