WCSS 8050 (quarters) and 8055 (semesters)
O (zero) credits, 6 weeks
This small-group writing workshop is for doctoral students who have a working draft of the postproposal sections (e.g., results, discussion, conclusion, recommendations) of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study but find themselves needing writing guidance and support. (Students must already have an approved proposal to be eligible for this workshop.) With the assistance of the faculty, students will spend 6 weeks writing and revising the postproposal sections through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with their colleagues. They will get to know the required components of these sections and have an opportunity to learn how to address common writing issues, such as APA, tables and figures, scholarly voice, and writer’s block.
Importantly, the instruction and feedback students receive will be anchored in their own work. In addition to further developed postproposal sections, at the end of the workshop, students will have a tailored plan based on their specific needs to ensure that they can continue to make progress on their draft.