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.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
2-4PM in PCL 2.340
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Friday, September 6, 2019
2-4PM in PCL 2.340
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Walk-ins are welcome!

Writing a Dissertation

This workshop will identify common challenges to writing a dissertation and introduce potential solutions to those challenges. Topics include making time to write, cultivating productive writing habits, communicating with advisors, setting short- and long-term writing goals, and being strategic about the role you want your dissertation to play in your professional development.

This workshop will likely be most helpful for graduate students in the early stages of their dissertation process, but all writers at all stages are welcome to join. This event is free and open to all UT graduate students.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2-4PM in PCL 2.340
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Time Management for Academics

UWC Graduate Services presents “Time Management for Academics,” 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.

Friday, September 20, 2019
PCL 2.340 (Learning Lab 2)
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Click here to view presentation slides from this event:
Clay Spinuzzi – Time Management for Academics

Dates and times for the following workshops will be announced soon.

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.

Click here for The Home Stretch Workshop Handout

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!

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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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