Texas Tech University

GWC Workshops

Spring 2019

*The Graduate Writing Center hosts a series of workshops addressing a variety of writing-related topics.

All workshops will be held in the Graduate Center. Students may participate onsite or online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding. Lunch will be provided by the Graduate School.

*To register for an upcoming workshop, please click the "register" button underneath that workshop's description. If you have already registered and want to check your registration status, please go to "View My Registrations Page"

Writing for Academic Audiences

Friday, February 1, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Academic writing follows specific generic and stylistic conventions that may not be immediately obvious. This workshop discusses principles of academic writing and offers concrete strategies graduate students can use to produce clear, concise prose.

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Developing Productive Writing Practices

Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Many writers struggle with writing productively, especially when they first try to produce long, complex pieces of academic writing. This workshop provides strategies for setting goals, managing time, and overcoming common setbacks.

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Research Statements

Thursday, March 7, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

This Graduate Student Writing Center workshop will guide students through writing and revising research statements, documents that are necessary for grant proposals and academic job searches, among other applications. We will consider these documents in terms of rhetorical situation, structure, and content.

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Friday, March 29, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Most academic genres require writers to summarize, paraphrase, and quote other scholars' research. This workshop provides guidelines for using sources responsibly, including best practices for citation and paraphrasing. It also provides advice for effectively incorporating others' research into academic documents.

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Writing Grant and Fellowship Proposals

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

This Graduate Student Writing Center workshop addresses the basics of writing funding proposals, including content, structure, and style. Participants will learn to analyze calls for proposals, to tailor their funding proposals to specific audiences, and to use precise language.

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The Revision Process

Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Revision is an ongoing process in which a writer reconsiders and makes changes to a text. This workshop offers advice for revising both higher-order concerns (global issues such as thesis, development, and structure) and lower-order concerns (local issues such as grammar and punctuation).

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