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Upcoming Online Writing Center Workshops For Graduate Students

The Drexel Writing Center will offer the following online writing workshops for graduate students during November. To register for a workshop, click here.

Writing the Literature Review
4-5 p.m. Nov. 8
"Writing the Literature Review" helps students to understand the purpose, structure, and process of composing the literature review, as well as strategies for conducting and organizing literature review research. In addition, this workshop will discuss time management in conducting this important part of the thesis or dissertation project. 

Getting Started and Early Stages of Thesis and Dissertation Writing Projects
8-9 p.m. Nov. 12
For students just embarking on the process of writing a thesis, dissertation or other large writing project, this workshop offers tips on how to select a topic, understand the rhetorical situation, organize a literature review, formulate a research question and set up some working habits that will support the writing process.

Writing Abstracts and Proposals for Academic Conferences and Journals
4-5 p.m. Nov. 14
The workshop will address strategies for condensing and packaging projects for conference applications and academic journal submissions. Discussion and examples will be multidisciplinary and will include how to research journals for fit and acceptance rate. 

Sentence Level Clarity and Cohesion
9-10 p.m. Nov. 14
For students who want to make effective sentence-level revisions in writing projects, this workshop offers tips on "The Care and Feeding of Sentences." Students will learn principles for revising writing to achieve clarity and coherence. 

Effective Revision Strategies for Large and Small Writing Projects
9-10 p.m. Nov. 20
For students who have begun the research and writing of a thesis, dissertation or larger writing project, this workshop offers perspectives on a revision process that promote a substantive, mindful approach to writing. Students will learn revision strategies that attend to the form and audience of the text, as well as tips to maintain a workload balance.