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Graduate Writing Center Workshops

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is offering several interactive workshops this fall.  All graduate students, regardless of disciplinary affiliation or English fluency, are welcome to enroll.  If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact Michael Young (

Upcoming Workshops

Register for the Graduate Writing Center Workshops

Sentence Mechanics and Academic Style
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

This workshop will provide a refresher on academic style through practice with the grammatical forms and stylistic possibilities of the English language. Therein, it will introduce participants to new methods for achieving clarity in their academic writing at the sentence level. The workshop will be divided into two parts: 1) a discussion of general style principles and the tools necessary for expanding stylistic repertoires, and 2) a peer review session where participants will practice the strategies outlined in the lecture. Participants are encouraged to bring two printed copies of one of their own works to workshop.

Instructors: Layli Miron and Michael Young, GWC Consultants

Registration for this workshop ends 09/03/2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Running Successful Writing Groups
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

In this workshop, we will discuss how successful writers make use of peer review, collaboration, feedback, and writing groups. Writing groups are a fantastic way for writers of all kinds to hone their ideas, improve their prose, build accountability and support networks, and prepare their work for publication. Following a presentation on the best practices for creating and maintaining successful writing groups, participants will be given the opportunity to network with fellow writers and to establish groups of their own.

Instructors: Layli Miron and Michael Young, GWC Consultants

Registration for this workshop ends 10/17/2018 at 12:00 p.m.

International Write-In
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., 103 Paterno Library

As the semester draws to a close, join us at the library for the biannual International Write-In! The International Write-In is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Its purpose is to provide a communal writing space for anyone who needs/wants a little extra motivation, some company, or free coffee, pizza, and snacks. Show up for as long as you like and leave whenever you're ready. GWC consultants, undergraduate tutors, EPPIC tutors, and librarians will be present to answer any writing questions you might have, and there will be a separate room for those who want to work in complete silence.


Registration for this workshop ends 12/01/2018 at 12:00 p.m.


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