Graduate writing is different from undergraduate writing, and writing is a communication skill that you need to master regardless of your major. Do you know all the parts of a graduate research paper? How to write an abstract or literature review? How to find articles based on your research question? How to seamlessly integrate sources into your writing? 

The Writing Center is here to help! We have partnered with the College of Graduate Studies to help you gain the resources and skills you need to improve your writing skills as you enter into advanced study of your field/discipline. 

The Foundations of Graduate Writing series includes seven carefully selected workshops to help you increase your confidence and comfort with writing at the graduate level. Learn more about the seven workshop topics. All sessions are conducted online via Zoom. 


Foundations of Graduate Writing Series Schedule

Wednesday, September 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT)

  • Graduate Writer Mindset (Workshop 1), 1:00-2:15
  • Break, 2:15-2:30
  • Academic Voice (Workshop 2), 2:30-3:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 3:45-4:00

Wednesday, September 27th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT)

  • Recognizing the Parts of a Research Paper (Workshop 3), 1:00-2:15
  • Break, 2:15-2:30
  • How to Find Good Articles (Workshop 4 with Librarian Bernd Becker), 2:30-3:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 3:45-4:00

Wednesday, October 4th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT)

  • Abstracts and Literature Reviews (Workshop 5), 1:00-2:15
  • Break, 2:15-2:30
  • Sentence Variety and Rhythm (Workshop 6), 2:30-3:45
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 3:45-4:00

Wednesday, October 11th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PT)

  • Writing Group Creation Training (Workshop 7), 1:00-2:15
  • Discussion, Q&A, Evaluations, 2:15-2:30


Zoom registration is required to attend. Spots fill quickly, so sign up soon! Though attendees will receive the most benefit from attending all the workshop sessions as a cohesive whole, you are welcome to register for whichever dates you can attend.  



Workshop Descriptions: Read the descriptions of our seven workshop topics

Questions? Contact the Writing Center Director, Michelle Hager ( 


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