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.
Spring 2020 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.
Reading Strategies Workshop**
Monday, February 10, 2020 from 3-5pm in ASC G34
Reading Strategies WEBINAR**
Friday, February 14, 2020 from 10am-12pm
This workshop/webinar will discuss techniques for managing reading workloads for graduate students, including how to read critically and strategically for academic purposes, how to tackle theory readings, and how to identify genres of academic texts.
**This webinar/workshop will include several texts for activities and will be disseminated to attendees on February 7, 2020 for the workshop and February 10, 2020 for the webinar. Students registering after this date might not receive these documents prior to the webinar/workshop.
Transitions and Coherence Workshop
Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 3-4:30pm in ASC G34
Transitions and Coherence WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 3:30-5pm
Learn strategies for using transitions to develop papers that cohere. Focus will be on techniques for effective transitional/signal phrase use and building content bridges to improve flow.
Revising and Polishing Workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 10-11:30am in ASC 204
Tackle your final stages of writing by learning about effective ways to revise and proofread your work. Learn how to check for logical flow of information, coherence, and argumentation. Proofreading strategies will also be discussed.
Looking for other workshop/webinar topics? Visit the Workshop & Webinar Materials page for all available recorded webinars and related handouts on academic writing.