Graduate Student
Workshops

Words of Wisdom

According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

— Jerry Seinfeld


UWC Graduate Student Workshops

We offer workshops to help graduate students enhance their communication skills as part of the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate, offered by OGAPS. Students participating in the certificate program will be able to earn one Professional Development Unit (PDU) toward their certificate when they attend one of the workshops.

The workshops are held during the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Workshop Schedule -- Spring 2022

Registration for UWC graduate student workshops will be held through Zoom this semester. Learn more about and register for the three spring 2022 workshops below.

How to Write Like an Academic

Tuesday, March 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. (via Zoom)
Presented by Florence Davies, University Writing Center Assistant Director

This interactive workshop will explore what makes academic writing unique and help you adjust your prose to fit the conventions of academic style. We’ll look at the characteristics of academic writing at the level of sentences, paragraphs, and complete documents and consider how to make complex topics more accessible to readers.

Once you register to attend this workshop, you'll receive the Zoom link automatically to your TAMU email. 

Literature Review

Tuesday, March 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. (via Zoom)
Presented by Dr. Valerie Balester, University Writing Center Executive Director and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to assemble and write one of the more challenging sections of any thesis, article, or dissertation: the literature review. Learn how to contextualize your research within the literature of your discipline without resorting to the dreaded “information dump.”

Once you register to attend this workshop, you'll receive the Zoom link automatically to your TAMU email.

Reviews & Critiques: Writing about Other People’s Work

Tuesday, March 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. (via Zoom)
Presented by Nancy Vazquez, University Writing Center Director

Writing about other scholars’ work can be challenging, whether you’re writing a full critique or simply offering an assessment as part of your own literature review. In this workshop we’ll explore strategies that will help you write critically but fairly about the work of others in your field.

Once you register to attend this workshop, you'll receive the Zoom link automatically to your TAMU email.
 

Registration for all workshops will remain open until full. 

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