Graduate Student
Workshops

Words of Wisdom

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.

— Robert McKee


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 the Graduate School. 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.

Fall 2023 Graduate Student Workshops

 

Presenting at Academic Conferences

Wednesday, October 17th, from 4 to 5 p.m. (via Zoom)

Presented by Presented by Macy Dunklin, University Writing Center

While there is tremendous variation across disciplines and professional organizations, scholarly conferences share some conventions. This workshop, hosted by the University Writing Center, offers strategies for decoding conference etiquette, striking the appropriate tone for presentations and papers, and ways that student researchers can pre-write some answers for possible questions they may receive.

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

 

Letters of Recommendation

Wednesday, October 24th, from 4 to 5 p.m. (via Zoom)

Presented by Presented by Macy Dunklin, University Writing Center

Both sides of the letter of recommendation process can be difficult. When you're writing a letter for a student or colleague, it can be hard to know what kind of details to provide and how much (or how little) to say. Likewise, when you need to ask your advisor or another instructor for a letter for yourself, you may feel awkward and hesitant. We'll offer tips to help both the giver AND the receiver in the letter of recommendation equation.

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

 

Writing a Literature Review

Wednesday, October 31st, from 4 to 5 p.m. (via Zoom)

Presented by Macy Dunklin, University Writing Center

At some point, most graduate students will have to write a literature review—maybe for a report, a final paper, or a conference presentation. This workshop will explore the purpose, structure, and content of literature reviews and provide strategies you can use to effectively frame/position your research in your discipline’s academic discourse.

Once you register to attend this literature reviews 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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