Dissertation Writing Workshop Series

Rachel Howell
September 12, 2014

Fridays in October, Buttrick 202
This series will address a range of issues that writers across the disciplines face as they tackle their dissertations. Participants can register for the entire series or for individual workshops at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WSdissworkshops.

Make the Moves that Matter in Your Dissertation
Fri, October 3, 2:30pm – 4pm
Buttrick 202
This workshop will introduce participants to the type of rhetorical moves and argumentative patterns that are required in any piece of academic writing. Excerpts of dissertations will be analyzed to reveal how these moves and patterns take shape in various disciplines.

Discover Your Writing Process and Habits for the Dissertation
Fri, October 10, 2:30pm – 4pm
Buttrick 202
This workshop aims to help you become more self-aware and reflective about your writing habits and thus more efficient and productive in the long run. We’ll consider strategies for discovering what habits and processes work best for you and your particular circumstances, and we’ll introduce you to some tools with which you can manage the dissertation workload and make the most of the time and energy you dedicate to your writing.

Communicate Clearly One Sentence at a Time
Fri, October 24, 2:30pm – 4pm
Buttrick 202
This session will provide skills for honing sentences for clarity and comprehension. Participants will learn specific techniques designed to expand, refine, and perfect their sentences.

Make the Moves that Matter in the Sciences One Sentence at a Time
Fri, October 31, 2:30pm – 4pm
Buttrick 202
This session will provide skills for honing sentences for clarity and comprehension. Participants will learn specific techniques designed to expand, refine, and perfect their sentences.

Sponsored by the Wrinting Studio.