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Roger Salters Doctoral Writing Institute


The Writing Institute is intended to support students through the writing process from beginning and end. Participants from across all disciplines will form a cohort and work through each of the sessions together to build planning, writing, peer reviewing, and editing skills necessary to produce scholarly and academic papers.

The intent of the Institute is to assist students with a writing project (e.g., paper, publication, comprehensive papers, research proposal, dissertation) that can be feasibly completed by Spring or Summer. Additionally, students will be connected to campus resources aimed at furthering their success.

Graduate students who identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group (i.e. a person of color, a woman, first-generation college student, are invited to apply).

If you have any questions, please email Delma Ramos.


2017-18 Writing Workshop Schedule

Session Title/ Date
Successful Writers: Planning for Academic Writing & Identifying Writing Challenges
September 22, 2017
Successful Writers: Breakthrough Writing Strategies
October 6, 2017
Successful Writers: Revising Strategies
October 20, 2017
Read to Write: Researching Academic Sources Q&A Session
October 27, 2017
Library Reference Consultation (on your own) Complete by January 12, 2018
Read to Write: Effective Reading Strategies Q&A Session
January 12, 2018
Read to Write: Synthesizing What You Read
January 19, 2018
The Research Study: Developing & Writing a Problem Statement
February 2, 2018
The Research Study: Defining & Writing a Research Question
February 16, 2018
The Research Study: Methodology & Theory Q&A Session
February 23, 2018
Writing Center Consultation (on your own) Complete by March 9, 2018
Writing for Professional Development:Writing Conference Proposals April 6, 2018
Writing for Professional Development: Designing a Conference Poster, Q& A Session
April 13, 2018
Writing for Professional Development: Writing to Publish
April 20, 2018
Writing for Professional Development: Peer Review, Q& A Session April 27, 2018
Writing for Professional Development:The AcademicJob Talk
May 4, 2018

Writing Retreat, June 1-3, 2018