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1-on-1 Sessions to Start in October


Due to delays in the renovation of our new offices in the library, we will not be able to start our 1-on-1 consultations until mid-October. We apologize for this delay in providing 1-on-1 services this fall and look forward to seeing you when our new space opens.


September Writing Workshops!

**Detailed Description of Workshops Below.

October Writing Workshops!

**Detailed Description of Workshops Below.

Effective Writing

Tuesday, September 12

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MU Peace Garden

New to the expectations of graduate level writing? A bit overwhelmed at
the amount of reading required? Join the Graduate Center for Writers for some help in organizing your graduate reading and writing to be most effective.
Geared to beginning graduate students—either new to graduate school or new to NDSU
Materials students need to bring: a couple of academic articles relevant to the student’s
coursework or research, lap top or other writing material.
Reading as a Writer

Tuesday, September 19

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MU Mandan

Most graduate students understand that writing well is a key component of
academic success. However, most are also so busy reading for disciplinary content they
do not have time to consider how successful writers work the craft of writing. To help
address this gap, the Graduate Center for Writers is offering a workshop for graduate
students that highlights this often-overlooked step of academic writing: Reading as a Writer.

Writing Jumpstart/Writer’s Block

Wednesday, September 27

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MU Mandan

Hate writing? Can’t seem to move forward on that manuscript that is
always nagging at the back of your mind? Have a history of writer’s block? This
workshop may be for you. The Graduate Center for Writers will present six simple and
effective strategies for busting through the dreaded writer’s block!

Introduction to Literature Review

Wednesday, October 4

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MU Mandan

This workshop will introduce the literature review, discuss audience, and suggest organizational strategies. Included in the organizational strategies will be the preparation of a topic outline and the presentation of basic principles and techniques for writing a first draft.
How to Make your Paper “Flow”

Wednesday, October 11

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MU Hidatsa

The number one comment that graduate students receive about their writing is to “work on the flow.” If your papers have problems with “flow,” then bring a paper in need of revision so you can apply the workshop strategies right away!  

Writing an Introduction

Tuesday, October 17

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MU Mandan

Introductions are notoriously difficult to write so the Graduate Center for Writers is offering this workshop for writing introductions with confidence and clarity.   


Tuesday, October 24

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MU Mandan

Attributing research, ideas, and writing to those they originated with is part of the bedrock of academic integrity. Plagiarism, on the other hand, undermines not only the writer and researcher who intentionally or unintentionally plagiarizes, but also the work presented in the plagiarized paper. This workshop by the Graduate Center for Writers presents information about what is considered plagiarism and techniques to avoid plagiarism.  


Our Graduate Center for Writers (GCFW) aims to help graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, to become more successful writers. Our consultants are expert writers who have extensive experience reading and reviewing a wide range of literature by writers at all levels of proficiency. Our goal is to help writers to understand how to meet the expectations of specific audiences (most commonly readers in their disciplines). We also help writers to be aware of their writing process so that they can effectively integrate the writing component in any project...More




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