Writing Workshops

Spring 2024 Information Sessions and Workshops

Join us for 30-minute sessions tailored for graduate writers.

Let’s Review the Literature Review

We will review what a literature review is and is not. We will share tools and resources to help you focus your literature reviews and keep them under control. 

Tips for Crafting a Theoretical Framework 

As a graduate student, you need a theoretical framework for research papers, fellowship applications, a dissertation proposal, and more. In 30 minutes, we will provide best practices for crafting a theoretical framework. 

Data Management - Using the Data Cooperative as a Graduate Student 

If you need help with data management, data science, visualization, or geospatial applications, the Data Cooperative in the UA Libraries can help you. Learn more at this informational session.

Personal Statements 101 (Rescheduled to Feb. 14)

Join us for this 30-minute overview of important considerations when crafting a personal statement. We will give tools and strategies for portraying yourself, your research, and your skills for various audiences. 

Dissertation Forms & Formatting

Wondering which forms to fill out and how to format your dissertation? We will walk you through what you need to know. Two identical Zoom sessions offered. 

ABD to PhD Writing Workshops

Writing professionals across campus have collaborated to create workshops that help ABD students at the beginning, middle, or end of the dissertation. Find materials in our shared folder online. Use your UArizona NetID and password to login.

  • Literature Review 1.0: Dissertation Edition: How to include literature reviews effectively in various dissertation formats.
  • Literature Review 2.0: Synthesizing Information: An overview of strategies for synthesizing information gathered from secondary sources, including how and when to paraphrase and use direct quotations.
  • Avoiding Wordiness in Academic Writing: Materials help writers identify and fix common causes of sentence-level wordiness.
  • Sentence Fluency: Learn how grammar patterns, transitions, sentence structure, and other components contribute to sentence-level fluency.
  • Effective Planning and Working with Faculty: Address common factors that affect the writing process, including communicating effectively with faculty, managing the dissertation process timeline, and maximizing campus resources for graduate students.
  • Writing In-depth Analysis to Support Your Research: An overview of how to write thoughtful and relevant interpretations of data and findings.

The ABD to PhD Writing Workshops are made possible by:

Writing Workshops Offered Through Other Campus Units

Check out the workshops offered by the following units on campus:

  • Writing Skills Improvement Program weekly writing workshops on a variety of topics
  • Research, Innovation & Impact Responsible Conduct of Research Program Workshops