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GSWC Workshops


*The Graduate Student Writing Center hosts a series of workshops addressing a variety of writing-related topics. All workshops are held in the Graduate Center (Administration Building 41) and are available online via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

*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- Sep 7th

September 7, 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.


Writing for Academic Audiences- Sep 8th

September 8, 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.




Developing Productive Writing Practices

September 22, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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.


Written Professional Communication

October 12, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Graduate students are often taught to write in genres common in their disciplines but may not receive training for writing common professional documents. This workshop provides a general framework for approaching written professional communication as well as a discussion of specific genres such as emails and memos.



Using Sources Ethically and Effectively

October 20, 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.


APA Basics

November 2, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Writers in many fields are expected to follow the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). This workshop provides basic advice about how to use this style guide, how to quote and paraphrase from source material, and when to cite. Please note that this workshop only briefly addresses citation conventions for some common types of sources. Although it does not address citation conventions for all possible sources, resources with such information are provided.


The Revision Process

Novermber 16, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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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