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Graduate Writing Events

If you are a graduate student at the Purdue main campus in West Lafayette, you are invited to join us for special programs designed to help you progress with the writing requirements of graduate school.

Virtual Intensive Writing Experience—Thesis & Dissertation Writers

Sponsored by the Purdue Writing Lab with support from the Purdue Graduate School.

The purpose of the Intensive Writing Experience is to give graduate students in good standing with their programs time to write or to revise their thesis or dissertation with support from Writing Lab staff.  Participants will receive writing instruction and support from Writing Lab staff, will spend significant time writing or revising their thesis or dissertation, and will network with other thesis and dissertation writers on campus. 

Summer 2020 Sessions

June 23-25
June 30-July 2
July 7-9
July 14-16

All summer 2020 sessions will be offered virtually with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous meetings.  The Monday at the start of a week, from 1:00-1:30 PM (EDT), will be the initial check-in and introductions to the virtual format.  Regular sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM (EDT).  Attendees are expected to be available during all of those times for the week they are attending.

 If you are unable to work synchronously, an asynchronous Lite option will be available (see the application for more information).
Applications for the Virtual Intensive Writing Experience will be made available from May 18-29, 2020 via this Qualtrics survey.

Writers' Rooms

Writers' Rooms are dedicated times and places for graduate writers to work on their academic writing projects (e.g., scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writers should plan to spend most of the two-hour block in independent writing; however, Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief, limited consultations if concerns arise during the writing time.

Writers should bring whatever materials they need for successful work on their projects, including laptops, books and articles, style guides, research data, white board markers, pens, paper, etc.

Spring/Summer 2020 Schedule

Spring semester Writers' Rooms are canceled.  Summer Writers' Rooms will be held virtually.  The Summer Session schedule and details about joining the event will be available in early May.

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