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Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center
Being a good writer will empower you. In a world where security challenges require careful analysis, writing takes on increasing importance. Becoming a strong writer requires practice, constructive feedback, and a solid understanding of technique. Learn how to sign up for writing coaching and workshops, then go to WCOnline to sign up.
"My Glory Never Dies": The Military in Literature, Film, and Onstage
Take a break, exercise your imagination, and build community! This unique workshop series uses prose, poetry, plays, and film to explore the role that the military has played in the arts. Offered Thursdays 1700–2000, Oct. 7–Nov. 4. Held in person in ME Lecture Hall! Participants are required to be fully vaccinated.
Calls for Papers: Get published!
Students are telling us: "Write-ins work"
- “The most productive use of Friday prior to the weekend.”
- “Library and writing resources are second to none!"
Join Write-ins every Friday, 1000–1430 Pacific Time! Write-ins give you a place to concentrate, write, and make progress on a paper or thesis. Writing coaches and librarians are on hand to help. No appointment required—come for all or part of the time.
"Plagiarism Prevention 101"
As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Learn the fundamentals of responsible, effective, plagiarism-free use of sources with our "Plagiarism Prevention 101" presentation, featuring lessons and exercises to help keep your papers in tip-top shape.
If abstracts are feeling a bit...abstract, have a look at our abstracts infographic, which gives concrete guidance about what components to include to summarize your document effectively.
Finding & Working with Your Thesis Advisor
This must-see video is the best relationship advice you’ll get in grad school! In 7:40, you’ll learn about 1) how to find a thesis advisor, 2) your advisor's role, and 3) your role with your advisor.
"What's Different About Academic Writing?"
Don't miss this six-minute refresher on the fundamentals of academic writing.
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