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All students may schedule a consultation at the Center for Academic and Professional Communication (Fondren Library) to review a written, oral, or visual communication assignment. Our consultants can assist you.

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Mission Statement

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (formerly the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication) provides workshops, online resources, and one-on-one consultations for all Rice students. Our goal, as part of the Program in Writing and Communication, is to help students gain the skills they need to communicate effectively in an academic setting and in the professional world. The CAPC provides resources and support tailored for undergraduate, graduate, and international students' unique needs. We also support faculty as they teach their students to communicate more effectively and hone their own communication skills.


Meet one-on-one with a trained peer consultant to improve your communication skills.

Consultants' Bios

Peer communication consultants meet with students to discuss their works-in-progress.


The CAPC offers a variety of free workshops on communication topics.


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Communication Consultant Positions

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate communication consultant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.



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    I believe that effective communication is critical in any discipline, and that the ability to convey ideas in a way the audience will best understand them is just as important as the ideas themselves. I also believe that becoming a great communicator is equal parts iterative and responsive. As a Consultant, my goal is to use my experience to help students refine and clarify their ideas, tailor them to specific audiences, and become more confident in their work.
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