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Workshops

The UWC offers workshops throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. Our workshops are free for all UT Austin graduate students.

If you’re not familiar with UWC workshops, please read about our workshops and policies below.  You can also find a list of  upcoming and past workshops.

If you know which workshop(s) you would like to attend, please register by clicking the link for the appropriate workshop in the Upcoming Workshops section.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Graduate-Level Writing

Online and In-person (PCL Learning Lab 1)Thursday, September 1, 2022 2-4pm

This workshop will introduce new graduate students to the expectations of graduate-level writing, covering such topics as audience, genre, disciplinary conventions, and more.

The second hour of the workshop will consist of a faculty panel that will discuss the role of an advisor or professor in providing instruction and/or feedback on writing. Panelists include Professor Jacqueline Rhodes (Rhetoric & Writing) and Assistant Professor Alex Walthall (Classics).

Light refreshments will be provided!

To sign up, click here.

Graduate Writing Genres

Online and In-person (PCL Learning Lab 1)Thursday, October 6, 2022 2-4pm

This workshop will introduce new graduate students to the diversity of genres they’ll be expected to know and write, including literature reviews, abstracts, conference papers, article manuscripts, cover letters, and more.

The workshop is not discipline or field specific and instead will provide guidance on how to identify the writing and stylistic conventions of a scholarly field.

Light refreshments will be provided!

To sign up, click here.

Clear Academic Writing

Online and In-person (PCL Learning Lab 1)Thursday, November 10, 2022 2-4pm

This workshop will introduce principles of clear writing and common pitfalls of graduate-level writing. Areas of discussion include clarity and concision, metadiscourse, avoiding jargon, and more.

Light refreshments will be provided!

To sign up, click here.

About Workshops

UWC graduate writing workshops are typically one- to two-hour instructional sessions led by UWC consultants and university faculty. These workshops are often interactive, and attendees are encouraged to bring in their writing and other materials for project management. Workshops are usually presented in-person, but attendance via Zoom is welcome. Recorded workshops are now available to view on our UWC Grad Services YouTube Channel. If you attend a workshop and would like to have a copy of the presentation, please email us at uwcgradservices@utexas.edu

Workshop Policies

If possible, please register online for workshops that you’re interested in attending. However, drop-ins for in-person workshops are also welcome. For online workshops, we require registration in advance so we can send you the information to connect to the online meeting.

Recorded Workshops

You can watch many of our workshops on the UWC Grad Services Youtube channel. We have long form workshops on topics like “Crafting a Research Story,” and the challenges of dissertation writing, as well as shorter videos on graduate-level writing strategies. See below for a few examples.