Writing the Teaching Statement

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 • 4:30-6:00pm
East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building

In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on a very important element in most academic job applications: the teaching statement. We will consider the criteria that review committees use in evaluating these statements, and we will assess examples of successful submissions in order to consider what makes for effective content, structure, and language. The workshop will include time for writing and revising an initial draft.

Presenter: Simone Sessolo, Sweetland Center for Writing

Transition to Graduate Writing, Part 1

Thursday, October 20, 2022 • 2:00-3:30pm
East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building

Writing in graduate school calls on students to work in a variety of new genres and challenges writers to expand on their skills as communicators. This workshop will help early graduate student writers identify critical practices and strategies to enhance their writing and build an effective approach to graduate writing. We’ll talk about becoming more strategic readers and examine patterns of inquiry across disciplines moving from the practice of asking good questions to the importance of topic construction. We will also talk about the variety of communication forms graduate writing can take. The workshop will conclude by examining our writing routines and finding ways to expand our own writing process to succeed in graduate school.

Presenter: Cat Cassel, Sweetland Center for Writing

Revising to Publish

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 • 2:00-3:30pm
West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Building

This workshop will provide an overview of how to revise a course or conference paper for publication. We will start with a review of useful publishing resources, and move through exercises to redefine your argument, identify a target journal, and design a writing schedule to achieve your publication goals. Students should bring a course or conference paper to work with during the workshop.

Presenter: April Conway, Sweetland Center for Writing