Foundations of Graduate Writing Workshop Series

About this Event

🗓 Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 18, Jul 19SJSU Logo
🕒 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Virtual Event  ðŸ–¥   |  Free Event

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Graduate writing is different from undergraduate writing, and writing is a communication skill that you need to master regardless of your major. The SJSU Writing Center has partnered with the College of Graduate Studies to help you transition into graduate writing. We'll provide you with the resources you need to help you succeed.

Workshop Series Objectives

  • Help narrow the gap in writing skills/knowledge that graduate students face when entering into graduate-level work.
  • Assist students with becoming more confident and comfortable with the graduate-level writing that they will be doing in their coursework.
  • Improve student writing skills as they enter into advanced study of their field/discipline.
  • Increase success in GWAR courses and help improve the writing quality of final graduate theses and/or projects.

Workshop Series Schedule

Monday, July 11th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

  • Graduate Writer Mindset, 10:00-11:15
  • Break, 11:15-11:30
  • Working with Sources, 11:30-12:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 12:45-1:00

Tuesday, July 12th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

  • Recognizing the Parts of a Research Paper, 10:00-11:15
  • Break, 11:15-11:30
  • Academic Voice, 11:30-12:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 12:45-1:00

Monday, July 18th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

  • How to Find Good Articles (with Librarian Bernd Becker), 10:00-11:15
  • Break, 11:15-11:30
  • Abstracts and Literature Reviews, 11:30-12:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 12:45-1:00

Tuesday, July 19th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

  • Creating Easy-to-Read Sentences and Paragraphs, 10:00-11:15
  • Break, 11:15-11:30
  • Sentence Variety and Rhythm, 11:30-12:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 12:45-1:00


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Click on the link above to register for the workshops included in our series. (Registration is required to attend. Seats fill quickly, so sign up early!) You can attend as many sessions as you'd like, but we strongly encourage you to complete the entire series for the most benefit.

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