Graduate Writing Workshop Series

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All workshops will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Summary of titles and dates

1p-2p September 22 Creating and Managing a Fall Writing Schedule
1p-2p September 29 Tips and Tricks for Planning to Write a Thesis or Dissertation
1p-2p October 6 Literature Review Basics
1p-2p October 13 Writing an Abstract
1p-2p October 20 Building a Toolkit for Overcoming Burnout, Distraction, and Procrastination
1p-2p November 3 Defining Key Terms in Academic Work
1p-2p November 10

Creating and Managing a Summer Writing Schedule

Descriptions for each Workshop

September 22 - Creating and Managing a Fall Writing Schedule
In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for creating manageable writing goals, sticking to daily writing, and prioritizing your time across multiple areas of your life. Participants will leave with a customized daily writing calendar that begins on October 1st and ends during finals week.

September 29 - Tips and Tricks for Planning to Write a Thesis or Dissertation
This workshop will go over concrete steps that you can take in the planning phase for a big academic project that will set you up for success in writing your proposal. We will cover types of academic models and how to source them, organizational strategies for literature, notes, and ideas, and resources to make large writing projects manageable.

October 6 - Literature Review Basics
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.

October 13 - Writing an Abstract
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.

October 27 - Building a Toolkit for Overcoming Burnout, Distraction, and Procrastination
This workshop will provide practical advice and a place to discuss current challenges with supportive peers. We will explore resources related to motivation and discuss tools to keep your writing on track.

November 3 - Defining Key Terms in Academic Work
This workshop will go over what key terms are and how they're used in academic work. It is appropriate for all graduate students, as well as upper-level undergraduates who are interested in getting work published and/or attending graduate school. We will go over how and why to craft a definition of a key term.

November 10 - Creating and Managing a Winter Writing Schedule
In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for creating manageable writing goals, sticking to daily writing, and prioritizing your time across multiple areas of your life. Participants will leave with a customized daily writing calendar that begins on November 30 and ends on January 15.