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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
300 Bessey
434 Farm Ln East Lansing, MI 48824
MSU Graduate School & Writing Center Staff
Grant writing skills, Personnel and project management skills

Navigating the PhD: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing

These two interactive writing workshops, given at least once a semester, are designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing. It is highly recommended that you attend only one workshop; please read the descriptions of each workshop carefully to find the one that best suits your needs. The morning session is designed for doctoral student early in the PhD process. The afternoon session is designed for doctoral student later in the PhD process. Pizza lunch will be provided at noon. Each workshop will be limited to 25 doctoral students

In this 3-hour workshop, the focus will be on writing processes and practices. The PhD programs at MSU require written comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. In the workshop, participants will explore and share their current writing practices and be given practical writing and revision strategies. The latter half of the workshop will focus on developing a plan for approaching comprehensive exams or the dissertation (depending on the student's current needs). Such a plan will help students develop goals, ask questions, and address writing strengths and limitations to successfully complete their degrees. This workshop is better suited for students who are working on their dissertations or preparing for comprehensive exams.

To register: Spaces are offered on a first-come first –served basis. To register, go to on the link for the above named workshop and follow the directions for registering. In the Comments box on the online form, please indicate if you will be attending the pizza lunch. You will receive an e-mail confirmation if a seat is available.