Navigating Graduate Writing Workshop

The University Writing Center and University Graduate Office are teaming up to offer the Navigating Graduate Writing Workshop, an all-day intensive writing-focused event that provides graduate writers with strategies for success, focused support, and an opportunity to build community with other graduate writers.

We’re offering the workshop on three different days. Sign up for the one that works best with your schedule:

Friday 10/15: 9am to 4pm, in-person UL 2125
Friday 10/22: 9am-4pm, in person UL 2125
Friday 11/0: 9am-4pm, via Zoom

The morning session from 9 to12 will focus on managing time and academic relationships, and the afternoon session from 1 to 4 will focus on writing process and strategies for academic writing. Lunch will be provided for in-person workshops. Sign-up here: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhuFZVxNQE2mfwG

9am-noon: Managing Time and Academic Relationships

In this 3-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.

Noon-1pm: Lunch break (provided for in-person workshops)

1-4pm: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing
In this 3-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.