We are excited to announce our first-ever writing workshop series focused on graduate students coming up next week. The series focuses on how to be successful at the thesis/dissertation/capstone phase and would be valuable for students at the beginning of their
graduate program or in the throes of writing that final, BIG paper. We would appreciate your help with spreading the word to your graduate students.
Week: Writing Your Way into Your Research
Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
Join Graduate Student Life and the Writing Center for a three-day series aimed at supporting your writing success as you near the finish line of your graduate program. The series will cover topics from mindful writing and what to expect in the post-coursework
phase of your program, to project management and writing productivity. Below is the list of sessions with links to register:
Writing: Practices for Easing Graduate Writing Stress: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1:30-2:30pm
Rewarding and exciting as it can be, writing at the graduate level is often synonymous with stress. In this workshop, we offer mindful writing as a means of easing the stress and fatigue of grad writing. Prepare to leave with mindful writing practices and resources
you can use in your thinking, writing, and researching.
How to Navigate Your Post-Coursework Journey: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:15-4:15pm
This panel brings together graduate faculty members at Mason representing different colleges and fields of study. Panelists will be asked questions along the line of what they wished candidates (both MA/MS and PhD) knew about post-coursework (going into their
exams/thesis/diss/final projects). They will be giving discipline/field-specific advice about generating and producing your research question for the project you’ll be doing.
for Structuring and Writing Lit Reviews: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2-3pm
Literature reviews are an important and often necessary part of graduate-level writing and research, but the process and strategies used to write lit reviews can sometimes seem elusive or mysterious. This workshop takes the mystery out of lit reviews by offering
strategies for both structuring and writing them. Prepare to leave with a clearer sense of how these organizational strategies can help you navigate and write lit reviews in your discipline.
Your Capstone/Thesis/Diss: Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:10-4:15pm
This session will provide you with strategies for managing large projects such as research projects, community service events, and dissertations. Learn how to define the scope of your project, identify resources, create a timeline, and keep everything organized.
Grad Student Write-In: Friday, Feb. 12, 9:30am-1pm
If you're looking for group accountability and time to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about making progress on their writing goals, sign up for this Friday’s Write-In with the Writing Center. Writers bring their coffee, a set
of goals, and a commitment to join the group on time and remain for the entire session. We begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. A Writing Center consultant
is present to coordinate the session and to take consultations.
Dissertation & Thesis Services Overview: Friday, Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30pm
Sally Evans, UDTS Coordinator, will walk you through the Interactive Template, which can be found at
http://library.gmu.edu/udts/resources#templates. Many of our graduate students who are writing theses and dissertations find this template useful when preparing their documents for the mandatory
Format Review. You are not required to use this template, but if you are interested in learning more about it, then please attend this workshop.
To learn more about the series and to register for the sessions of interest, visit http://cglink.me/2d7/r935798. Please
note that registering for the event as a whole will not register you for individual sessions; you must register for the individual sessions you want to attend.
Julie Choe Kim, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Student Life
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 2A4
Student Union Building 1, Room 3326
Fairfax, VA 22030
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