Graduate Student Writing Bootcamp: Spring/Summer Edition

This three part workshop series is designed to help support ALL graduate students in further developing their academic writing skills and strategies. Both course and research-based students are welcome and encouraged to attend! We invite you to sign up for one or more sessions based on your interest and availability.


 Please note that two different versions of the third workshop in this series will be offered – one designed for students in research-based programs (option A), and one designed for students in course-based programs (option B).

Writing Bootcamp

Drafting the Roadmap: Organizing your Research

Tuesday May 25 from 1-3pm

In this workshop, we will cover:

· Tracking sources from the beginning of your program
· Leveraging research matrices and summaries in your literature review
· Creating flexible themes for categorizing research
· Translating research questions into effective search terms

Taming the Elephant: Tackling a Large Project (Option A: For students writing a Thesis/MRP) 

Tuesday June 8 from 1-3pm

 This session is designed for graduate students in research-based programs.
· Setting a writing schedule
· Overcoming blocks using free writing and iterative drafting
· Organization methods – pen and paper vs. digital files
· Seeing the big picture through the details – staying focused and concise 

Communicating Complexity: Writing a Sophisticated Argument

Tuesday June 1 from 1-3pm

 In this workshop, we will cover:

· Using the PEAT method to optimize analysis
· Alternating between argumentative and descriptive writing techniques
· Employing strategic questioning and reverse outlining for argument revisions
· Argument mapping using visual aids

Taming the Elephant: Tackling a Large Project (Option B: For students writing a Major Paper)

Wednesday June 9 from 1-3pm

 This session is designed for graduate students in course-based programs. In this workshop, we will cover:
· Setting a writing schedule
· Overcoming blocks using free writing and iterative drafting
· Organization methods – pen and paper vs. digital files
· Seeing the big picture through the details – staying focused and concise