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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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  • Consultant Spotlight

    Good communication is important in every field. Knowing how to communicate effectively to your audience is an essential skill. As a scientist, I am particularly invested in conveying my research to diverse audiences, from the public to other chemists, to have the greatest impact possible. Yet clear writing and effective communication are not easy, even for those with years of experience. I know that receiving feedback on my written and verbal communication is tremendously helpful, and I’m grateful that the Center allows me to give back by providing that feedback to members of the Rice community.
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