Advanced Writing for Graduate Students
This writing course, offered during the winter term, is designed for graduate students who have made significant progress in their degree program and are thinking ahead to larger, ongoing writing projects: a prospectus, conference paper, article, or groundwork for a dissertation. The first four weeks will be spent in a traditional discussion forum, reviewing the basics of clear academic writing and of the demands of writing in graduate school. Topics will include argumentation, drafting, revision, grammar, audience, tone, and incorporating sources. During the second four weeks you will share portions of your work, in class, for peer review and discussion. This course will focus on material you are already working on. The remainder of the course will be individual conferences with the instructor to discuss the results of the peer reviews and their application to your work. This course is not designed to provide intensive language study for non-native speakers of English. Permission of the Sweetland Center for Writing is required.
The next round of applications for the Winter 2014 term will be due in November 2013. Please check back here to download the application form and for the application due date. Please contact Laura Schuyler if you have any questions.