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  • The Graduate Writing Program | The Graduate Writing Program
    Login KU Users Non KU Users KU Home About KU Admissions Athletics Alumni Campuses Social Media Endowment KU Today The Graduate Writing Program Search form Search Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Dr Brian Lagotte teaching paragraph structure Students learning to talk with advisors about writing 2011 Summer Institute Participants Group discussion in Introduction to Graduate Writing Welcome to the Graduate Writing Program Our writing courses help master s and PhD students in any field as they work on the documents needed to complete degree requirements publish and seek funding We demystify the writing process by teaching the strategies and tools needed to be successful in graduate school and beyond Students cite frequent deadlines and individualized feedback as reasons to work with us If you are working on a literature review seminar paper comprehensive exam qualifying paper field statement dissertation proposal or prospectus article thesis dissertation funding proposal or book chapter contact us to enroll Spring 2014 Courses GS 700 Thesis Dissertation Writing This multi disciplinary course is for Masters and Ph D students who are currently writing either the proposal for their degree project or a chapter of their thesis or dissertation Class sessions cover the conventions for each chapter of the thesis dissertation across disciplines Students write their proposals or chapters and receive feedback on their argument organization and editing matters through peer review and individual conferences with the instructor GS 750 Introduction to Graduate Writing This multi disciplinary course is for students who want to hone their reading and writing skills early in their graduate degree programs In this class students will have the opportunity to improve both their academic writing and their research skills as they write a literature review or a proposal Emphasis is placed on conventions of scholarly writing and organizational strategies as well as grammar editing and usage GS 760 Dissertation Workshop This multidisciplinary course is for students who are writing theses dissertations as well as other graduate texts Students receive feedback in peer review workshops as well as individual conferences with the instructor Mini lessons help students avoid typical roadblocks stay motivated and revise edit their own texts The meeting time will be scheduled based on the availability of the instructor and students Permission is required to enroll E mail us at gwsp ku edu to start the enrollment process Spring 2014 Writing Workshops PDF Join in a graduate writing class during these open session workshops These workshops are free and open to all KU Graduate Students Research Write Ins Research Write Ins are all day writing sessions for students writing dissertations theses comprehensive exams articles books reviews or funding proposals KU Librarians and KU Writing Center staff are on hand to assist students with

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  • | The Graduate Writing Program | The Graduate Writing Program
    What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Home KU A Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Search Search all KU People Search Degree Search Browse by school Course Search Search class sections Online courses Library Search Libraries Hours locations Ask Advising Catalog Tutors Writing Center Math help room Finals Schedule GPA Calculator Resources Campus Map Directions Campuses Buses Parking Information Technology Hawk Drive Jobs at KU Finances Tuition Bill Payments Scholarship Search Financial Aid Loans Beak em Bucks Events All Academics Athletics Regina Klenjoski Guest Artist in Residence Feb 03 All day Small Business Innovation Research SBIR Grants How to be Successful at NSF Feb 03 08 30 am CREES Brownbag Ukrainian Language and Identity Examining the Development of Language Attitudes in Modern Ukraine Alexandra Fisher Slavic Languages and Literatures Feb 03 12 00 pm Missing the trees for the forest Observation of impulsive nitrate events in ice cores coincident with ground level neutron enhancements in the 1940 s Feb 03 12 15 pm HRM Learning Management System Staff Faculty Hands On Feb 03 01 00 pm View all events Last day to request a Petition to Late Enroll form non TBA full semester classes Feb 09 All day Last day to withdraw drop without a W Feb 09 All day Second Period Drop begins Feb 10 All day Optional Care Registration Closes Feb 13 All day Census Day 20th Day of classes Feb 16 All day View all events

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  • Please log in | The Graduate Writing Program
    Feb 16 All day View all events WBB vs Texas Tech Feb 04 07 00 pm WBB vs Oklahoma State Feb 07 07 00 pm MBB vs Baylor Feb 14 12 00 pm WBB vs Texas Feb 14 07 00 pm MBB vs TCU Feb 21 03 00 pm View all events Campus Map Directions Campuses Buses Parking Information Technology Hawk Drive Jobs at KU Finances Tuition Bill Payments Scholarship Search Financial Aid Loans Beak em Bucks Search all KU People Search Degree Search Browse by school Course Search Search class sections Online courses Library Search Libraries Hours locations Ask Advising Catalog Tutors Writing Center Math help room Finals Schedule GPA Calculator CMS Login KU Users Non KU Users KU Home About KU Admissions Athletics Alumni Campuses Social Media Endowment KU Today The Graduate Writing Program Search form Search Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Home Please log in to view this page Log in with your KU online ID Log in for non KU users who have been invited to this page Why KU Apply One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 23rd nationwide for service to veterans Best for Vets Military Times Give to KU About the Area Friendly folks A big city vibe Discover all that

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  • Mission | The Graduate Writing Program
    all events Campus Map Directions Campuses Buses Parking Information Technology Hawk Drive Jobs at KU Finances Tuition Bill Payments Scholarship Search Financial Aid Loans Beak em Bucks Search all KU People Search Degree Search Browse by school Course Search Search class sections Online courses Library Search Libraries Hours locations Ask Advising Catalog Tutors Writing Center Math help room Finals Schedule GPA Calculator CMS Login KU Users Non KU Users KU Home About KU Admissions Athletics Alumni Campuses Social Media Endowment KU Today The Graduate Writing Program Search form Search Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Home About Mission Mission Statement The Graduate Writing Program supports the international graduate and research missions of the University of Kansas by fostering excellence in graduate and professional writing at the University of Kansas KU Founded in 2004 the Graduate Writing Program GWP fulfills this mission by offering interdisciplinary genre based courses university wide and department specific workshops and short courses and semester long individualized tutorials that model the writing skills and research strategies needed for successful careers at KU and beyond Today the full range of GWP instructional offerings helps students to produces their best scholarly and creative work to participate more fully in their academic and professional communities and to successfully complete their degrees In this way we provide a vital service to the campus community Why KU Apply One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290

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  • Theoretical Underpinnings | The Graduate Writing Program
    Information Technology Hawk Drive Jobs at KU Finances Tuition Bill Payments Scholarship Search Financial Aid Loans Beak em Bucks Search all KU People Search Degree Search Browse by school Course Search Search class sections Online courses Library Search Libraries Hours locations Ask Advising Catalog Tutors Writing Center Math help room Finals Schedule GPA Calculator CMS Login KU Users Non KU Users KU Home About KU Admissions Athletics Alumni Campuses Social Media Endowment KU Today The Graduate Writing Program Search form Search Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Home About Theoretical Underpinnings Theoretical Underpinnings Since writing is central to scholarship research and professional practice we teach students to become ethnographers of the writing in their disciplines Thus student writers study examples of texts from their field learning to read for how something is written and why it is written that way and then they apply these genre conventions to their own writing We provide these writers with rhetorical questions to ask of texts and then advisors to achieve a greater awareness of how evidence argument and voice are enacted in graduate and professional writing We teach the meta language writers need for talking about writing and the key principles for organizing revising and editing drafts These writers apply these concrete principles to their own texts and the texts of their classmates After all in most professional practice writing is what we do Why KU Apply One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more

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  • Contact the Graduate Writing Program | The Graduate Writing Program
    WBB vs Texas Tech Feb 04 07 00 pm WBB vs Oklahoma State Feb 07 07 00 pm MBB vs Baylor Feb 14 12 00 pm WBB vs Texas Feb 14 07 00 pm MBB vs TCU Feb 21 03 00 pm View all events Campus Map Directions Campuses Buses Parking Information Technology Hawk Drive Jobs at KU Finances Tuition Bill Payments Scholarship Search Financial Aid Loans Beak em Bucks Search all KU People Search Degree Search Browse by school Course Search Search class sections Online courses Library Search Libraries Hours locations Ask Advising Catalog Tutors Writing Center Math help room Finals Schedule GPA Calculator CMS Login KU Users Non KU Users KU Home About KU Admissions Athletics Alumni Campuses Social Media Endowment KU Today The Graduate Writing Program Search form Search Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Menu Home About Mission Theoretical Underpinnings Contact Us What We Offer Course Offerings Workshops Summer Institute Enroll People Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Alum Stories Resources Search Search form Search Home About Contact Us Contact the Graduate Writing Program Office location Strong Hall room 38 Mailing address The University of Kansas The Graduate Writing Program 1410 Jayhawk Blvd 204 Lippincott Hall Lawrence KS 66045 Phone 785 864 8163 Email gwsp ku edu Why KU Apply One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 23rd nationwide for service to veterans Best for Vets Military Times Give to KU About the Area Friendly folks

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  • | The Graduate Writing Program | The Graduate Writing Program
    major research presentation Prerequisite Permission of instructor LEC The class is not offered for the Spring 2015 semester GS 710 Thesis and Dissertation Tutorials These tutorials are designed for students who are writing comprehensive exams proposals prospectuses or theses or dissertations Students will submit their writing to the instructor two days before their tutorial in which they will review what they have written Students will be taught strategies for improving content organization argument structure and grammar and editing They will also read materials about writing effective exams proposals or thesis or dissertation chapters Prerequisite GS 750 GS 700 or GS 760 and permission of Graduate Writing Program Coordinator required IND The class is not offered for the Spring 2015 semester GS 720 Grant Proposal Writing This graduate level interdisciplinary class has four major components in which students will 1 learn the basics of grant writing 2 hear a series of lectures by experts in grant writing and grant reviewing 3 identify possible grant sources and 4 write grants and review grants Students will read about grant writing search for grant sources and complete a list of possible sources and complete a series of exercises to build their grant writing and grant management skills The writing assignments will include a short informal grant application as well as a longer more formal proposal Students will get feedback on the grants they write from course instructors as well as other grant writing experts Prerequisite Permission of instructor LEC The class is not offered for the Spring 2015 semester GS 730 Professional Publications In an increasingly competitive academic job market candidates must not only demonstrate the capacity for innovative research but also a strong record of production and publication in their fields Through a combination of visits to the University of Kansas Press presentations by widely published senior KU faculty workshops with editors of academic and literary journals this course will provide graduate students with instruction and guidance about publishing in their disciplines as well as deepen students understanding of wider academic practices During the semester students will 1 identify appropriate academic markets for their work 2 prepare a manuscript for publication 3 self promote and 4 identify popular publication opportunities and potential paying markets Prerequisite Permission of instructor LEC The class is not offered for the Spring 2015 semester GS 740 Orientation to Graduate Study This class will include a series of workshops introducing strategies and tools for success in graduate school and beyond Students will hear peers and experts describe the strategies for succeeding in graduate school getting funding while in graduate school and how to make the kinds of presentations that are expected in a graduate program Student will learn how to 1 conduct effective database searches in their fields 2 use ENDNOTE 3 use Word to save time in creating long documents and 4 use campus resources to succeed Students will participate in all assigned workshops and write a 7 page reflective paper on what they learned from the workshops

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  • Workshops | The Graduate Writing Program
    the fact that mentoring graduate writing is a complex and challenging task for which none of us receives training How can we make this task more manageable You will leave this workshop with clear ideas for how the institution our departments and we as faculty members can smooth out this process Pre writing is Writing Students often downplay or outright ignore all of the work that goes into a first draft before the first word is even put on the page This workshop introduces several techniques to refine your writing materials and make first drafts more manageable Publishing in Academic Journals As graduate students you have often heard the infamous publish or perish mantra from faculty and colleagues This workshop provides an introduction to scholarly publishing activity by targeting a specific journal and preparing a potential research article for publication You build a proper understanding of the publishing process by ensuring that manuscripts are prepared and presented in a manner that facilitates the publishing process and which in so doing improves their chances for selection in scholarly publication outlets Revising Editing Workshop In this workshop you learn revision strategies designed to clarify and organize your argument create effective and concise paragraphs and sentences and develop efficient editing skills You also learn tips for cutting wordiness by improving word choice and conciseness as well as making your writing reader centered for an academic audience Successful Students Tell All Hindsight s 20 20 A panel of experienced graduate students talk about what they wish they had known when they entered graduate school They provide tips on what they think makes graduate studies go as smoothly as possible Don t miss this chance to learn the real story from your peers Synthesizing and Writing a Literature Review As a graduate student you synthesize literature in seminar papers comprehensive exams and thesis dissertation chapters The first half of this workshop provides a prewriting framework to synthesize annotations from a large body of literature The second half of the workshop points out common pitfalls of graduate writers producing literature reviews and ends with several concrete tips to avoid those pitfalls You leave with a clear system of preparation and framework for producing sophisticated literature reviews Teaching Journals for Improving Instruction and Mentoring of Writing or Language This professional development workshop presents ideas for how teachers can incorporate journal writing into their reflection processes and course planning This is a place to discuss your experiences journal writing or thoughts on how it could be useful to you Writing Issues in Multidisciplinary Programs Graduate students in area studies programs or laboratory science social science and humanities programs with strong multidisciplinary collaboration may struggle to learn the rhetoric and methods of multiple disciplines and write appropriately for a diverse audience This workshop helps students learn what good writing looks like in their fields learn skills for gaining specific writing feedback from advisors in different disciplines and develop a pre proposal for their project that negotiates disciplinary boundaries Students

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