Writing Center Workshops

Fall 2015 Workshops

Dissertation Proposal Boot Camp

Date Time Location
Saturday, September 26 9 am - 4 pm TBD

This seminar is designed to help graduate students who are either about to begin or in the early stages of writing their dissertation proposals. It will focus on the basic principles of conducting research for and writing proposals across various disciplines. It will also provide effective strategies for addressing the difficulties commonly associated with completing the proposal.

This seminar is open to students who can commit to attending the seminar for the entire day.

Lunch and snacks will be served.

Panel Discussion and Meet and Greet

Panel Time:
Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 29 3 pm - 4:30 pm 2nd floor Atrium
Founders Building
Meet and Greet Time:
Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 29 4:30 pm - 6 pm 2nd floor Atrium
Founders Building

The panel discussion is open to students working on their dissertation proposals. It will provide them with the opportunity to receive advice and ask questions about issues related to writing a successful proposal and completing the dissertation. The panel will include faculty members who represent the UT Dallas Schools offering doctoral programs.

The Meet and Greet will offer students working on their dissertation proposals with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff who provide academic support for the university’s doctoral programs.

Refreshments will be served.

RHET 1302 Workshops

Workshop Date Time Location
Rhetorical Analysis Tuesday, Sept. 29 5–6 pm MC 3.610
Visual Analysis Thursday, Oct. 22 5–6 pm MC 3.610
Writing the Proposal Concisely Tuesday, Nov. 10 5–6 pm MC 3.612
Revising for Academic Style Tuesday, Dec. 1 5–6 pm MC 3.610

Graduate Student Workshop

Workshop Date Time Location
Managing Materials: Using RefWorks Sat, Sept. 12 1 – 4 pm MC 2.524
Managing Materials: Using RefWorks Tues, Sept. 15 5 - 6:30pm MC 2.524
Lit Review: Going Beyond Undergraduate Research Tues, Oct. 6 5 - 6:30pm MC 2.524
Lit Review: Going Beyond Undergraduate Research Sat, Oct. 10 1 – 4 pm MC 2.524
From Evidence to Proof: Finding Your Evidence Tues, Oct. 27 5 - 6:30pm MC 2.524
Making Your Point Tues, Nov. 10 5 - 6:30pm MC 3.610

English Writing Hour
Meets every Monday, 2 - 3pm in SSB 3.107

Date Topic Date Topic
Aug. 31 Formal and Informal Writing Oct. 19 Professional Emails
Sept. 14 Academic Honesty Oct. 26 Writing Transitions
Sept. 21 Integrating Research Sources Nov. 2 American Expectations of Writing
Sept. 28 Personal Statements Nov. 9 Cover Letters for Jobs
Oct. 5 Sentence Types and Variety Nov. 16 American Research Papers

One-on-One Tutorials

Topic Location
Sentence Basics Tutorial MC 1.312
Transitioning to College Writing Tutorial MC 1.312

Make an appointment to work with a tutor for our Sentence Basics Tutorial or our Transitioning to College Writing Tutorial. In the Sentence Basics Tutorial, get practical help on forming all different kinds of sentences and understanding sentence structure. In the Transition to College Writing Tutorial, learn the common pitfalls that students experience when moving from high-school to college and strategies to avoid them.

Simply make a normal appointment, but make sure we know that you are looking for a specific tutorial by writing the title in the comments or telling us over the phone when you make the appointment.

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