Workshops


UWC Graduate Services Open House

Friday, September 8
2:00-5:00 pm (hourly sessions begin at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00)
PCL Learning Lab 2

The University Writing Center (UWC) provides free writing support for all UT graduate students. We offer individual consultations, writing groups, retreats, presentations, and more! Please join us for an Open House to meet our consultants, tour our space, and learn how the UWC can support and empower you as a writer. All graduate students and faculty are welcome. Hourly sessions begin at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 in Learning Lab 2 (PCL 2.340).


Time Management for Scholars

Friday, September 15
10:30am-12:00pm
PCL Learning Lab 4

The University Writing Center presents “Time Management for Scholars,” a presentation and discussion led by Professor Clay Spinuzzi. We will discuss strategies for starting and maintaining a work schedule, protecting your writing time, setting specific goals, and breaking large projects down into manageable components. This free event is open to graduate students and faculty members in all disciplines.


The Home Stretch: Workshop for Doctoral Candidates

Wednesday, September 27
2:00-4:00pm
PCL Learning Lab 1

Are you preparing to defend your dissertation this year? Join the University Writing Center for an interactive workshop to map out the final steps of your doctoral degree process. We will focus on planning for Fall 2017 graduation, but all doctoral students are welcome to attend.

This workshop serves as a complement to the Graduate School’s upcoming events, which address official submission deadlines, copyright embargoes, and formatting templates. At the UWC event, writers will review Graduate School requirements for defense scheduling and project submission; discuss strategies for communicating with your advisor and committee; and learn how the UWC can support and empower you during your final months of writing.


Revision and Editing Workshop

Wednesday, October 4
2:00-4:00pm
PCL Learning Lab 1

This workshop will introduce strategies for revising and editing your own academic prose. University Writing Center consultants will discuss ways to tighten your draft’s focus, reorganize sections and paragraphs, and improve sentence-level clarity and concision. All graduate students are welcome to this free event!


Starting a Writing Group

Wednesday, November 8
2:00-4:00pm
PCL Learning Lab 1

Writing is easier when we face it together! At this workshop, University Writing Center consultants will teach strategies for starting and maintaining your own writing group. We’ll discuss ways to exchange effective feedback on drafts, the nuts and bolts of scheduling, and practices for goal-setting and accountability. We’ll also help you connect with other students to set up groups and partnerships. All graduate students are welcome to this free event!