Several workshops are offered each semester on various writing topics in both academic and professional settings. Open to graduate students in Communication, Public Diplomacy, Communication Management, Digital Social Media, Communication Data Science, and Global Communication.
Contact Francesca Gacho for any questions or suggestions for workshop topics.
Graduate Writing Webinar/Workshop Schedule
Webinars are designed to provide an overview of the writing topic and identify strategies through discussion and examples. Webinars will be recorded for asynchronous viewing and links will be made available to the Graduate Writing Coach website along with webinar handouts in the “Webinar & Workshop Materials” page. Space is limited to only 50 attendees per webinar. Webinars will be held via Google Meet (aka Hangouts Meet).
In-person Workshops will focus on specific writing skills development topics such as the writing process, rhetorical features of different genres of writing (report, reflection papers, literature reviews, theses, dissertations, annotated bibliographies, etc.), individual parts of written assignments (introductions, thesis statements, paragraphs, conclusions, reference pages, etc.), and best practices for academic written assignments (avoiding plagiarism, integrating sources, academic expression). Students who bring drafts to the in-person workshops will leave with a revised draft.
Summer 2020 Webinar Schedule
Get a head-start or a refresher on academic writing in preparation for the fall semester with this summer’s writing webinar series! Open to incoming and returning students in the School of Communication.* Webinars will be held on ZOOM.
*Open to students in COMM, CMGT, PUBD, DSM, Global Comm, and Comm Data Science
Graduate-Level Writing in the School of Communication
July 10, 2020 from 1-2pm
A quick guide to graduate-level writing in the School of Communication. We will also discuss three different types of writing you might encounter while at Annenberg and best practices for addressing each type.
Open Forum with the Graduate Writing Coach
July 17, 2020 from 530-630pm
This one-hour forum is intended to answer questions about graduate-level writing from incoming and returning graduate students in the School of Communication. Submit your questions here.
Reading Strategies for Graduate Students
July 24, 2020 from 1-2pm
This webinar will discuss techniques for managing reading workloads for graduate students, including how to read critically and strategically for academic purposes and how to identify genres of academic texts.
Critical Thinking & Research Questions
July 31, 2020 from 1-2pm
This workshop will discuss a series of analytical questions that can help with knowledge-building essential to conducting research. Strategies for creating and developing strong research questions will also be discussed.
Looking for workshop/webinar recordings to view? Visit the Workshop & Webinar Materials page for all available recorded webinars and related handouts on academic writing.