August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
300 Bessey Hall (The Writing Center) 434 Farm Ln, East Lansin g MI 48824
This interactive writing workshop, given at least onc e a semester, is designed to help students develop an individualized plan for understanding graduate school more generally and graduate writing mor e specifically. This workshop is designed for students in both the early a nd latter years of their master’s degree study. See below for the descript ion.
In this 4-hour workshop, the focus will be on understanding the transition from undergraduate to graduate school, navigating master’s de gree coursework and graduation options (thesis, exams, portfolios, etc. ), locating and using professional and personal support resources, and w riting for degree and future job requirements. Participants will create ac ademic timelines for their master’s work (coursework, conference presenta tions, internships, etc.) at MSU, and discuss technologies and habits t hat can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to mana ge the stress that often pervades the life of master’s students, and how to select and work with a committee. The workshop will end by having part icipants explore and share their current writing practices, and writing a nd revision strategies, as well as sharing strategies for overcoming writ er's block and procrastination.
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