Workshops, Retreats, and Write-Ins
The Graduate School offers many workshops, of varying length, to support graduate students with their writing. All workshops are open to enrolled University of Maryland graduate students free of charge. Please see the Events section for the current workshop schedule.
We welcome suggestions for workshops and will design and provide programs for specific departmental needs upon request. Please contact Dr. Linda Macri, Director of Academic and Professional Development, with questions.
- NEW! TLTC 699A: Improv to Improve Communication In & Beyond the Classroom
- Oral Communication Short Courses
- Graduate Writing Short Courses
- Weekly Write-Ins
- How to Write a Literature Review: An Introduction to Writing and Research in Graduate School
- Dissertation Retreats
- 3MT workshops
- Getting Ready for GRAD workshops!
Looking for ways to improve how you teach, how you collaborate with other, how you communicate your research? In this one-credit course, you’ll learn how the basic principles of improv can help you improve how you communicate in a variety of settings. Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Class runs from February 20-May 1, Wednesdays from 4-5:15pm
For more information and for permission to register, contact Linda Macri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This semester, we will offer two short courses to help you develop your oral communication skills. Students who sign up for either course are expected to attend all three sessions.
This semester, we will offer two short courses to help you hone your writing skills. Students who sign up for either course are expected to attend all three sessions.
Writing regularly and with a sense of support contributes to accomplishing writing goals. You can join your graduate and postdoctoral colleagues every Friday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in 4123 McKeldin for structured time to write. All graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are welcome.
Sign in with your writing goal and/or writing question, grab a cup of something caffeinated, and we’ll begin with a short (less than 15-minute) presentation on some aspect of research or writing. Then, settle in to writing. Fellows from the Graduate School Writing Center will be available to offer support in brief, one-on-one consultations. On the first Friday of each month, librarians from the Research Commons will offer a Research Write-In, featuring brief presentations about various relevant issues in research.
Space is limited, so advanced registration for each session is encouraged (but never required). You can register through our online scheduling system.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10am-12pm, 6137 McKeldin. Registration available soon Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:30-4:30pm, 6137 McKeldin. Registration available soon
New to research at the graduate level or just need a refresher? Not sure how to move from research to writing? Join us for this workshop, offered in conjunction with librarians from the Research Commons, focusing on entering an academic conversation through research and writing. The workshop will cover graduate-specific library privileges, effective research and citation practices, writing from sources, and a general introduction to the literature review process.
The slides from February 2018 are available here.click here. Applications will be accepted until December 18 or until the retreat is full, whichever comes first.
The Thesis & Dissertation Retreat will afford participants time to write along with opportunities for one-on-one writing consultations with Writing Fellows and presentations about topics such as setting goals and structuring writing time. Participants must have an approved prospectus or thesis topic and must commit to attending each day.
The retreat is limited to 25 students. A $40 fee (to cover meals and refreshments) will be required to secure a place.
Wednesday, February 13, 10-11:30am, 2124 Lee
Are you planning on presenting your work at GRAD 2018? The Graduate School Writing Center is here to help. We are hosting two workshops on how to construct and deliver an engaging and persuasive GRAD presentation. Whether you are a first-time GRAD presenter or a GRAD veteran, our sessions can help you prepare for the event.
Workshops will be held on Thursday, March 28th, 1-2pm in Terrapin Room AB in Stamp, and Monday, April 1st, from 2-3pm, in 5100B McKeldin (the Graduate School Writing Center). Register here.