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GWC Workshops

Fall 2018

*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, 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.

Developing Productive Writing Practices

Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM-1:30 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.

Revision Strategies for Academic Publication

Friday, October 5, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Although graduate students are often expected to produce academic publications, many are unfamiliar with the processes of preparing, submitting, and revising manuscripts for academic publication. This workshop provides strategies for approaching each stage of the academic publication process.

Using Sources Ethically and Effectively

Thursday, October 18, 12:30 PM-1:30 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.

Faculty Panel on Publication

Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Publishing our research allows us to contribute to the larger academic community, but how can graduate students enter the scholarly conversation? This faculty panel will provide insight into the academic publication in multiple disciplines. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists. Possible topics include selecting a journal, preparing a manuscript, choosing reviewers, and communicating with editors, among other issues.
Dr. Mark Sheridan, Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Endocrinology
Dr. Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Dr. Brandy Pina-Watson, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

APA Basics

Friday, 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

Friday, November 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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