Welcome to the Graduate Writing Program!

Our writing courses help master’s and PhD students in any field as they work on the documents needed to complete degree requirements, publish, and seek funding.  We demystify the writing process by teaching the strategies and tools needed to be successful in graduate school and beyond.  Students cite frequent deadlines and individualized feedback as reasons to work with us. 

If you are working on a literature review, seminar paper, comprehensive exam, qualifying paper, field statement, dissertation proposal or prospectus, article, thesis, dissertation, funding proposal, or book chapter, contact us to enroll.

Spring 2014 Courses
GS 700: Thesis & Dissertation Writing
This multi-disciplinary course is for Masters and Ph.D. students who are currently writing either the proposal for their degree project or a chapter of their thesis or dissertation.  Class sessions cover the conventions for each chapter of the thesis/dissertation across disciplines.   Students write their proposals or chapters and receive feedback on their argument, organization, and editing matters through peer review and individual conferences with the instructor.
GS 750: Introduction to Graduate Writing
This multi-disciplinary course is for students who want to hone their reading and writing skills early in their graduate degree programs. In this class, students will have the opportunity to improve both their academic writing and their research skills as they write a literature review or a proposal. Emphasis is placed on conventions of scholarly writing and organizational strategies as well as grammar, editing, and usage.
GS 760: Dissertation Workshop
This multidisciplinary course is for students who are writing theses, dissertations, as well as other graduate texts. Students receive feedback in peer review workshops as well as individual conferences with the instructor. Mini-lessons help students avoid typical roadblocks, stay motivated, and revise/edit their own texts. The meeting time will be scheduled based on the availability of the instructor and students.

Permission is required to enroll. E-mail us at gwsp@ku.edu to start the enrollment process.

Spring 2014 Writing Workshops (PDF)

Join in a graduate writing class during these open-session workshops.  These workshops are free and open to all KU Graduate Students.
 
Research/Write Ins 

Research/Write Ins are all-day writing sessions for students writing dissertations/theses, comprehensive exams, articles, books reviews, or funding proposals.  KU Librarians and KU Writing Center staff are on hand to assist students with their projects.  These sessions also include presentations on graduate-level writing by GWP faculty. 

Join us from 10 - 5 on February 1 and April 5.  Reserve your spot by completing the registration form.


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