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Writing and Research Events

The Graduate School Writing Center, in partnership with the Libraries, offers workshops for graduate students focused on entering an academic conversation through research and writing. Browse the list below to find our workshop offerings for the semester, and don't forget to click the link to register if necessary!

Graduate School Writing Center Research Write-In

Dates: Friday, October 6, November 3, and December 1

Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Location: McKeldin Library, Room 4123

On the first Friday of every month, join the Graduate School Writing Center for a twist on the Weekly Write-in: the Research Write-In.  We’ll be joined by a librarian from the Research Commons who will offer an opening lesson about effective search strategies, and then be available throughout the session to support you with your research questions and challenges.  As usual, there will be a Fellow from the Graduate School Writing Center available for writing consultations. 

How to Write a Literature Review

Dates:

Location: McKeldin Library Special Events Room 6137

This workshop covers graduate-specific library privileges, effective research and citation practices, writing from sources, and a general introduction to the literature review process. 

Public Policy Research/Writing Workshop

Dates:

Location: Van Munching Hall, Room 1207

Note: Please bring your own laptop to this workshop.

The University Libraries and the Graduate School Writing Center have teamed up to offer a public policy specific research and writing workshop for graduate students. Under the instruction of the public policy subject librarian and the Writing Center staff, students will:

  • Learn some of the tools of research they need to become scholars in public policy
  • Acquire an initial familiarity with publication formats and norms of public policy
  • Understand the role of evidence in supporting ideas