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Assistant Director Todd Womble leads a graduate workshop   
Graduate Student Writing WorkshopsSpring and Fall

The Writing Center provides the workshops below to help guide graduate students through the demands of writing at the graduate level. In order to sign up for workshops, students must register with the Writing Center at http://uta.mywconline.com/. Workshops are listed on the regular appointment schedule. If you experience any difficulty signing up for any of these, please call (817)272-2601 and one of our staff will be happy to assist.

All Workshops hosted by the Writing Center are held in 411 Central Library and are offered at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. These are not recorded and are not available online.

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Abstracts: Abstracts are an important part of scholarly work. Well written abstracts are a necessity for publishing and conferencing. This workshop will assist scholars in better understanding how to distill a much larger work into a concise abstract.

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Common Grammar Errors: Explores the most often identified grammar errors in student writing and provides tips on avoiding, recognizing and correct these before submitting final drafts.

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Editing and Revising: Students should bring a draft or a previously graded writing assignment to this workshop. In addition to helping students better understand the differences between editing and revising, these workshops will allow students to put these skills into practice in a friendly environment in order to demonstrate how editing and revising can improve their writing projects.

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Literature Reviews (Arts): The “literature” of a literature review refers to any collection of materials on a topic. A review does not necessarily mean that your reader wants you to give your personal opinion on whether or not you liked these sources. This workshop will examine the criteria for literature reviews in various disciplines, with a focus on the liberal arts, and in different writing assignments. Participants are encouraged to bring a sample literature review they have written and/or sources that can be used to begin writing an effective literature review.

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Literature Reviews (Science and Technology): The “literature” of a literature review refers to any collection of materials on a topic. A review does not necessarily mean that your reader wants you to give your personal opinion on whether or not you liked these sources. This workshop will examine the criteria for literature reviews in various disciplines, with a focus on science and technology, and in different writing assignments. Participants are encouraged to bring a sample literature review they have written and/or sources that can be used to begin writing an effective literature review.

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Personal Statements: Personal statements are required in a variety of academic and professional settings, from applying to graduate school to seeking a research grant. This workshop reviews the standard structure of these documents.

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Plagiarism and Citations: Workshop will focus on understanding rules related to plagiarism, including identifying when to include in-text citations for paraphrases, direct and indirect quotes. Will also briefly discuss using the appropriate handbook as a guide to writing essays and documenting sources, but is not intended to be comprehensive review of the use of any particular style guide.

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Writing in Graduate School: Many graduate students are unsure of the expectations for writing at the graduate level. In addition to defining general graduate school writing expectations, this workshop will review basic tenets of good academic writing and editing.

If you would like to offer suggestions for additional Graduate Student Workshops, please email us at clought@uta.edu.


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