Spring into Summer Writing!

Over the summer break, you may have a much-earned reprieve from teaching and big plans for all the writing you’re doing to do. How much writing can you actually expect to accomplish? What’s the best way to manage your time so that you get a lot of work done and still get a summer break? What kind of services and resources will the UWC offer over the summer to help and support you?

We’ll answer these questions and more in a one-hour workshop that will help you prepare for a fun and productive summer of writing. All graduate students are welcome to attend this free event!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
PCL Learning Lab 2
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The Home Stretch: Workshop for Doctoral Candidates

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. 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.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:00-4:00 pm
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Dates and times for the following workshops will be announced soon.

UWC Graduate Services Open House

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.

Revision and Editing Workshop

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!

Slides: Revision Workshop, Sentence Clarity

Introduction to Graduate Research & Writing

Join UWC Graduate Writing Coordinator Sara Saylor and PCL Librarian Carrie Cruce for an introductory workshop on research and writing strategies. We’ll discuss practices for planning, researching, drafting, and revising scholarly projects; address common challenges of the transition from college to graduate school; and show you how to find free, one-on-one support with research and writing. This workshop is open to all graduate students.

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Time Management for Scholars

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.

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Clay Spinuzzi – Time Management for Academics

Starting a Writing Group

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!

Presentation Slides