Engineering, neuroscience, women’s studies—no matter what program you’re in, all graduate students have one thing in common: We have to write. There are as many different styles of writing as there are fields of study, so it can be difficult to know where to start. Heading in to the Academic Writing Center (AWC) is a great place to begin.
Through the free services offered by the AWC, you can make an hour-long appointment with a graduate tutor who will closely read your texts from any field of study. If you’re looking for more general instruction, the AWC offers writing workshops a few times every month.
Lindsey Kurz is a graduate assistant and English PhD student who leads these workshops. “It’s nice to be around people who are facing similar challenges,” she says. “I’ve taken dissertation writing workshops myself, and it’s very motivating just to be around other people that are doing similar work.”
The workshops are free, along with bagels and coffee—so check out Lindsey’s description of each workshop below, and get writing advice while you caffeinate!