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8/1/2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
300 Bessey Hall (The Writing Center)
434 Farm Ln, East Lansing MI 48824
MSU Graduate School
Academic Work Skills and Responsibilities, Personnel and project management skills

Navigating the PhD: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing

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.