Skip to Content

WRITING 630

Advanced Writing for Graduate Students

only offered in Winter Term

This writing course is designed for graduate students who have made significant progress in their degree programs and are thinking about larger, ongoing writing projects: a prospectus, a conference paper, an article for publication, or a specific dissertation chapter. Writing 630 targets projects that are as essential to a graduate student’s success, but are not necessarily limited to the dissertation.

The first five weeks will be spent in a traditional discussion forum, reviewing the basics of clear academic writing and of the demands of writing in graduate school. Topics will include argumentation, drafting, revision, grammar, audience, tone, and incorporating sources. During the next four to five weeks you will share portions of your work, in class, for peer review and discussion. These meetings will focus on the materials you have been working on during the semester. The course will then progress to individual conferences with the instructor to discuss the results of the peer reviews and their application to your work.

  • This course is not designed to provide intensive language study for multilingual speakers.
  • Class time will be Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm on Central Campus.
  • Permission of the Sweetland Center for Writing is required to register.

To apply, you'll need to complete the online application below:

Important Dates

  • Applications for Winter 2019 are due by the end of Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
  • Students will be notified by the end of Friday, December 14th, 2018.

Please send all questions to Laura Schuyler (schuyler@umich.edu).