How to succeed with thesis writing
Dr. Rachel Riedner, Associate Professor of Writing and Women’s Studies and Executive Director of the University Writing Program at The George Washington University will hold a workshop on academic thesis writing especially designed for MA and PhD students who are writing in English. This is a unique chance for you to get an introduction to academic writing and to learn how to best succeed with your thesis.
This workshop is for graduate students currently writing thesis.
Writing is central to all disciplines as it is means through which scholars communicate knowledge to each other and to other important constituencies. Therefore, all students must learn writing and communication practices of their disciplines along with knowledge of their field.
Strong writing requires understanding of subject matter of a discipline as well as the conventional genres of a discipline (i.e. research essay or lab report), the style of a particular discipline (i.e. word choice or formatting), information literacy of a discipline (i.e. how to find material and who is important scholar in a field). Strong writing is built on good writing processes (i.e. peer review and revision).
This workshop develops writing skills for students with a focus on practical activities.
This workshop on thesis writing in English will focus on:
- Writing conventions: genre, style, information literacy
- Writing process: abstracts, letters to readers, self-reflexive exercises, peer review, revision
- Challenges of writing in English
Rachel Riedner will also be available for informal consultation and follow-up on the workshop on Thursday May 26 from 9-12 in SVHUM C1007.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 12, indicating your name, nationality and which degree program you are affiliated with (if relevant).