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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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    "Strong communication skills highly preferred” – few statements are as quintessential to the every-day job posting. Communication is what gives value to our thoughts and knowledge across all disciplines. It enables us to persuade, empower, educate, and affect those around us by imparting our ideas unto others. While the need to communicate with clarity daunts many of us, communication is learned rather than endowed. Through persistent practice, consistent collaboration, and failures learned from, we can all make progress towards becoming stronger, more confident communicators.
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