Fall 2019 ABD to PhD Dissertation Writing Workshop available online and in person

Submitted on September 18, 2019

Looking for support with your disseration writing? The ABD to PhD writing workshops are focused on just that! This series is offered in Fall and Spring semesters and will cover a variety of topics useful to the new dissertating student and to the dissertating student well on their way. Check out the schedule below for more information. The series is sponsored by the Graduate Center, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, Think Tank and Writing Skills Improvement Program.

All sessions are held in the Graduate Center, located at 1600 E 1st Street. It is the one-story pink building on the southeast corner of 1st Street and Cherry Avenue (click for map).

Wednesday, September 11, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Graduate Center, Room 4

Topic: Effective Planning and Working with Faculty

  • Register at the following link: http://bit.ly/abd2phd09112019
  • Description: We will address common concerns that affect the writing process, including communicating effectively with faculty, managing the dissertation process timeline, and maximizing campus resources for graduate students.

Wednesday, October 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Graduate Center, Room 4

Topic: Literature Review 1.0: Dissertation Edition

  • Register at the following link: http://bit.ly/abd2phd10092019
    • Interested students who are observing Yom Kippur should email gradcenter@email.arizona.edu for options to attend the workshop asynchronously.
  • Description: We will discuss literature reviews and how to include them effectively in various dissertation formats. We will explore ways to organize and connect secondary sources, share examples from multiple disciplines, and apply organizational strategies. This workshop is intended for students new to, or struggling with, the process of writing a literature review.

Wednesday, November 13, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Graduate Center, Room 4

Topic: Avoiding Wordiness in Academic Writing

  • Register at the following link: http://bit.ly/abd2phd11132019
  • Description: We will explore ways to identify and fix common causes of sentence-level wordiness. Please bring a short sample of your writing (either hardcopy or on a laptop) with you to this workshop.