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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.

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.

Registration is required. Please use the Writing Lab online scheduling system to pre-register for these events: https://cla.purdue.edu/wlschedule

Fall 2018 Schedule

Date Time Location Max. Attendance
Friday, September 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM STEW 320 50
Monday, October 15 11:00 AM-1:00 PM RAWL 2082 30
Wednesday, November 14 1:00 PM-3:00 PM WALC 1132 50

Intensive Writing Experience--Dissertation Writers

The purpose of the Intensive Writing Experience is to give doctoral students in good standing with their programs time to write or to revise their dissertations with support from Writing Lab staff. Participants will receive some writing instruction and support from Writing Lab staff, will spend significant time writing or revising their dissertations, and will network with other dissertation writers on campus. Intensive Writing Experiences are focused around three stages of the dissertation process: Getting Started, Drafting, and Revising.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Monday, October 8, 2018 (Fall Break), 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2nd floor of WALC

Please fill out page 2 of this form and bring a printed copy to the Lab or email the completed form to WritingLabGrad@purdue.edu.

Getting Started: This session is for writers just beginning their dissertation. Writers must have less than one chapter currently drafted. In fields where the dissertation is a compilation of previously-written material, writers should not yet have started the compilation process. 

Revising: This session is for writers who have at least 75% of the document written and who are working on revising what they have previously written.

Three-day sessions for those in the Drafting stage and the Revising stage are being planned for later in the academic year. Watch this space for more details.

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