Workshops

Spring Graduation Workshop
Friday, March 3, 3-4:30pm
Learning Lab 2 (PCL 2.340)

Are you preparing to defend your dissertation this spring? Join the UWC’s Graduate Writing Coordinators, Dr. Sara Saylor and Dr. Tom Lindsay, for an interactive workshop to map out the final steps of your doctoral degree process. We will focus on planning for Spring 2017 graduation, but all doctoral students are welcome to attend.

This workshop serves as a complement to the Graduate School’s upcoming events, which will address official submission deadlines, copyright embargoes, and formatting templates. At the UWC event, writers will have the opportunity to:

  • Review OGS requirements for defense scheduling and draft submission
  • Draft a week-by-week calendar of the writing and revision tasks you need to complete this spring
  • Discuss strategies for communicating with your advisor and committee about spring graduation
  • Discuss strategies for organizing and sharing final diss drafts with your committee
  • Learn how the UWC can help to support and empower you during the home stretch!

No preparation required! We encourage writers to bring writing materials and a planner/calendar. To RSVP, please follow this link to Eventbrite.

Time Management for Scholars
Friday, April 14, 2-4pm
Learning Lab 1 (PCL 2.370)

The University Writing Center presents “Time Management for Scholars,” a presentation and interactive workshop for graduate students, postdocs and faculty members in all disciplines.

From 2-3pm, Professor Clay Spinuzzi will lead a presentation and discussion on strategies for time management, including: starting and maintaining a work schedule, protecting your writing time, setting specific goals, and breaking large projects down into smaller components.

From 3-4pm, participants will work in groups to draft schedules, set goals, and revise their writing plans with help from the UWC’s Graduate Writing Coordinators and Peer Graduate Consultants.

This event is free, and no preparation is necessary! To RSVP, please follow this link to Eventbrite.