*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.
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
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).