Graduate Writing Workshop Series

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All workshops will be conducted remotely via WebEx.

Summary of titles and dates

1p-2p February 3 Creating and Managing a Spring Writing Schedule
1p-2p February 10     Publication Strategies: Choosing a Journal for your Work
1p-2p February 17 Writing an Abstract
1p-2p February 24     Literature Review Basics
3p-4p March 2 Abstract Work Session *No video; bring writing
1p-2p March 3 Strategies for When You’re Stuck
1p-2p March 10 Strengthening your Academic Voice
3p-4p March 16 Literature Review Work Session *No video; bring writing
1p-2p March 17 Writing Tools and Resources
1p-2p March 31 Reverse Outlines for Better Organization
1p-2p April 7

Creating and Managing a Summer Writing Schedule

Descriptions for each Workshop

Creating and Managing a Spring Writing Schedule

February 3

We will discuss strategies for creating manageable writing goals, sticking to daily writing, and knowing how much to write. Participants will leave with a customized daily writing calendar that begins on February 3, and ends during finals week.
Format: Guided activity

Publication Strategies: Choosing a Journal for your Work

February 10

We will explore steps that you can take to identify a journal that is suitable for your work, and to adjust your writing to demonstrate fit within that journal.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Writing an Abstract

February 17

This workshop will go over how to write an effective academic abstract for research. We will cover how to write an abstract for a call for papers, as well as how to write an abstract for a completed project like a journal article.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Literature Review Basics

February 24

This workshop will go over how literature reviews are different for shorter writing (articles) and longer writing (theses and dissertations). It will go over types of literature and provide suggestions for organizing your review.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Abstract Work Session

March 2

No video; bring writing
In this workshop, participants will read each other’s work and provide feedback. Please bring one abstract of 150-300 words for review.
Format: Small group/Feedback

Strategies for When You’re Stuck

March 3

This workshop will provide practical advice and a place to discuss current challenges with supportive peers. We will discuss strategies for getting back on track, and for continuing to make progress.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Strengthening your Academic Voice

March 10

This workshop will explore academic voice and ways to bring your voice forward in your work.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Literature Review Work Session

March 16

No video; bring writing
In this workshop, participants will read each other’s work and provide feedback. Please bring one section of a literature review, between 200 and 900 words.
Format: Small group/Feedback

Writing Tools and Resources

March 17

This workshop will provide an overview of different writing tools and resources that are available to help your writing be more effective, productive, and enjoyable.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Questions and Answers

Reverse Outlines for Better Organization

March 31

We will discuss how reverse outlines can be used to improve organization of academic projects. Please bring a draft of any kind of academic paper, or a section of a paper. This works best with developed drafts.
Format: Lecture/Discussion with Guided activity

Creating and Managing a Summer Writing Schedule

April 7

We will discuss strategies for creating manageable writing goals, sticking to daily writing, and knowing how much to write. Participants will leave with a customized daily writing calendar that begins on April 30, and ends in August.
Format: Guided activity