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Fall 2021

These workshops are designed for both international and domestic graduate students. Please register for your preferred format. Because they are activity-based workshops, they will not be recorded.

Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination – 10/4 & 10/11 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Battling procrastination may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Use this chance to get together with fellow procrastinators and learn about tools that have proven to be helpful. Create your own anti-procrastination toolkit!

Jump Start Your Writing Group – 10/5 & 10/12 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

Looking for community and accountability when working on your writing projects from home? In this workshop, we will provide advice and resources to help you organize your own writing group.

Principles of Funding Proposal Writing – 10/18 & 10/25 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Are you applying for funding to support your research? While every application is different, there are key qualities of a good application. This workshop describes general principles and offers strategies for writing your best proposal.

Research Article Introductions – 10/19 & 10/26 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

What are the components of a typical research introduction? How do writers in your discipline describe “the gap”? Bring several articles from your field and join us for a guided analysis of the structure and language of effective introductions.

How to Get and Give Effective Feedback – 11/1 & 11/8 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Feedback from peers and senior colleagues is an extremely useful resource that can help you improve your writing. This workshop helps you solicit and provide helpful feedback on writing.

Responding to Student Writing – 11/2 & 11/9 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

Do you struggle to decide what to comment on? How much to say? How to say it? How much time to spend? This workshop describes general principles and specific strategies for responding to student writing in ways that are helpful for the student and efficient for the instructor.

Presentations: Confidence and Vocal Clarity – 11/15 & 11/22 @ 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Especially for international grad students. Would you like to sound more confident? Would you like your listeners to understand your speaking more clearly? This workshop will teach you techniques to boost your confidence and vocal clarity.

Presentations: Creating Quality Slides – 11/16 & 11/23 @ 10:15-11 a.m.

Especially for international grads. PPT slides don’t have to be boring. Explore ways to make your slides more effective and appealing.