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October Events at The Writing Center


Returning to Academic Writing
Monday, Oct 3 @ 1:00 PM; register here.
Just starting out in graduate school? Are you feeling a little bit jittery about getting back into academic writing?  Maybe you’ve been away from writing for a while and want some refreshers. Join this webinar to learn about the key elements of academic writing, how to overcome writing fears, and how to develop a productive writing habit.


Goal Setting and Time Management

Tuesday, Oct 11 @ 1:00 PM; register here.
In this webinar, designed for students in varying stages of the writing process, we will discuss how to schedule time and keep oneself accountable to academic research and writing goals and deadlines. We’ll discuss habitual writing goals and project-based goals. Participants will make a plan for completing their writing goals, breaking down long-term goals into manageable short-term goals. We’ll also go over some web apps that can help with this process.


Writing a Conference Abstract
Monday, Oct 17@ 12:00 PM; register here.
Do you see a conference in your future? Here we will review the best practices of responding to a CFP. We’ll look at graduate school conference CFPs, as well as regional and national conference CFPs—each has its own peculiarities. We’ll provide examples of successful critical and pedagogical abstracts. We’ll also take a look at a few abstracts that failed to effectively navigate the sometimes-idiosyncratic language of a CFP and discuss why we think they failed to qualify for their panel.


Make an Appointment!

As always, you can meet with a Writing Consultant to get feedback on your work, brainstorm, or even to have a regular accountability check-in. You can make an appointment on our online scheduler