10 a.m. – 12p.m: Managing Time and Academic Relationships
In this 2-hour workshop, plans for time management and working with others will be the main focus. Participants will create academic timelines for their graduate work at IUPUI and discuss technologies and habits that can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of graduate students and share strategies for overcoming writer’s block and procrastination. Additionally, discussion about selecting and working with a network of mentors will provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about participants’ research and writing.
12 – 1p.m: Lunch
Lunch is provided for all attendees, and this hour will give participants from both sessions a chance to connect with each other.
1 – 3 p.m: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing
In this 2-hour workshop, the focus will be on writing processes and practices. Graduate programs at IUPUI require various high-stakes writing components such as comprehensive exams, thesis/dissertation proposals, and theses/dissertations. In the workshop, participants will explore and share their current writing practices and will discuss practical writing and revision strategies. During the latter half of the workshop, participants will develop a plan for developing and completing their current high-stakes writing projects.