The CLU Writing Center

Graduate Writing Support

Please contact the Assistant Director, Jen Lagedrost, for any questions regarding graduate writing support.

Graduate Writing Workshop Series
The Writing Center
Fall 2014

(1) Graduate Writing Survival Guide
Time: Wednesday, September 24th, 3:00-3:50pm
Location: The Writing Center
Excited or unsure about expectations, rules, and purposes for graduate-level writing projects and academic research papers? Making the leap into a graduate program from a recent BA? Been out of school and in the field for a while? Join our discussion and brainstorm group to gather tips and strategies for getting started and taking your writing to the next academic level.
*This workshop can be organized with specific program faculty to customize for the program’s/course’s unique requirements.


(2) Return to Sender: Topic Unknown — Choose, Narrow, & Develop a Research Topic
Time: Wednesday, October 15th, 3:00-3:50pm
Location: The Writing Center
This workshop focuses on best practices and strategies for choosing, narrowing and developing your research topic. A research topic is a huge investment. It needs to be something you care enough about to spend an enormous amount of time and energy pursuing, and it cannot be too narrow or too broad in order to find and analyze useful research in the field that will support and define it. Come workshop your research topic to develop a focused, precise, and meaningful project. We will cover how to brainstorm a topic relevant to you *and your research/career goals*, how to narrow your topic, develop it, and how to choose recent, relevant scholarly research). Please bring your assignment descriptions and your topic ideas or drafts with you.


(3) May the Source Be With You — Your Guide to the APA Universe
Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 3:00-3:50pm
Location: The Writing Center
APA formatting rules dictates your research methods and the professionalism with which you create your scholarly work for your field of study. This workshop will focus on key elements of writing involving APA formatting and structure, analyze a model APA paper to exhibit these elements, and provide a hands-on workshop for your own APA-formatted drafts. Unsure what APA even is or why we use it? Join us. We can help you access and understand the resources that make APA work for you.

(4) Graduate Writing Retreat
Wednesday 12/10 (Library Conf. A, Time: TBD)
A reserved quiet space for graduate students to focus and write, with Writing Center and library staff on hand and light refreshments to keep the motivation flowing. Come in with your big project(s) and make it happen.

(5) Graduate Writing Retreat
Wednesday 12/17 (Library Conf. A, Time: TBD)
A reserved quiet space for graduate students to focus and write, with Writing Center and library staff on hand and light refreshments to keep the motivation flowing. Come in with your big project(s) and make it happen.

ONE-ON-ONE WRITING CONSULTATIONS

In-Person Consultations

At any stage of the writing process, writers can meet with a trained consultant to generate feedback and strategies to imporve writing projects, and better yet, writing skills.

Online Consultations

For writers who commute or need to work remotely, this option offers the same service during a real-time appointment with a writing consultant online. Our online consultation and takes place on Twiddla.com-- a no-setup, web-based meeting and collaboration online space.

GRADUATE WRITING GROUPS

Graduate writing groups are open to all CLU graduate students. There are normally 3 to 5 people in each group based on the programs the students are in—education, management, pyschology, etc. Students may come to The Writing Center with a group already assembled or they may send individual requests through the “Join a Writing Group” form on the website to be placed in a writing group.

For more information about Graduate Writing Groups, please contact our coordinator at writingcenter@callutheran.edu.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION WITH WRITING CENTER DIRECTORS

The Directors of the Writing Center hold office hours for individual writing consultations graduate students, staff, and faculty.

The hours will be updated for the Fall 2014.

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