Writing 630 is designed for graduate students who have made significant progress in their degree programs and are thinking about larger, ongoing writing projects: a prospectus, a conference paper, an article for publication, or a specific dissertation chapter. Writing 630 targets projects that are as essential to a graduate student’s success, but are not necessarily limited to the dissertation.

This one-credit course will be held in the Winter 2015 semester. The first five weeks of the course will be spent in a traditional discussion forum, reviewing the basics of clear academic writing and of the demands of writing in graduate school. Topics will include argumentation, drafting, revision, grammar, audience, tone, and incorporating sources. During the next four to five weeks you will share portions of your work, in class, for peer review and discussion. These meetings will focus on the materials you have been working on during the semester. The course will then progress to individual conferences with the instructor to discuss the results of the peer reviews and their application to your work.

This course is not designed to provide intensive language study for multilingual speakers. Class time will be Tuesday noon-1 p.m. on Central Campus. Permission of the Sweetland Center for Writing is required to register.

The deadline for submissions is December 05, 2014. Writing 630 Application available here.