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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, or an article for publication.

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.
  • Classes will be held in-person Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm.
  • Permission of the Sweetland Center for Writing is required to register.
  • A humanities and a science/social science class will be offered.

Important Dates

  • Applications for Winter 2022 are due Wednesday, November 17th.
  • Students will be notified by Friday, December 6th.

Please send all questions to Laura Schuyler (