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.
The Spring 2020 Workshop schedule will be up shortly. Please check back for updates and/or check your USC email for announcements.