Loyola University Maryland

The Writing Center

Graduate Writing Series Workshops

Online Modules

"Exploring the Academic Writing Process"-- PART 1

Techniques for critical reading and writing

“Exploring the Academic Writing Process” will help graduate students deepen their understanding of processes and strategies necessary for successful research-based, academic writing. This in-depth workshop aims to develop more confident and purposeful graduate writers by exploring techniques in time management, proposal development, source/data management, and the conventions of scholarly discourse. Participants will explore activities and resources that they can take with them to their next writing center appointments for follow up with a graduate writing center tutor. Article for activity. Flow chart 1. Flow chart 2


"Exploring the Academic Writing Process"-- PART 2

Writing in your discipline

Part 2 in the series offers the opportunity to reflect on the specific conventions of professional writing in your field. The video explains why it is important to understand these writing and stylistic practices and offers and organized interactive plan to evaluate and improve your knowledge and awareness. Participants will explore activities and resources that they can take with them to their next writing center appointments for follow up with a graduate writing center tutor. Diagnostic Questions Handout.


Introducing Academic Argument and the Position Paper

Argument is intrinsic to just about everything you write in graduate school, just as forms of argument are a commonplace practice in our society. To be successful in grad school, it is crucial to understand the conventions of rigorous scholarly argument and how they differ from everyday disagreements and "Twitter-feuds". This workshop will introduce will introduce the genre of academic argument and break down its most important components.


Coming Soon: Understanding The Literature Review

A literature review is a vital part of any successful research project. This workshop will introduce key activities and exercises designed not only to aid in reviewing research articles, but also to help researchers develop new ideas and build arguments for further research.


Coming Soon: Advanced Time Management Techniques

Twenty-first century graduate students are busy people with families, careers, and assistantships tugging on their time (not to mention a few thousand pages of reading!) Time management skills often play a huge role in reducing the stress and increasing the success of graduate student life. This workshop will introduce advanced time management activities and exercises designed not only to improve writing, but also to improve the overall quality of life for busy grad students.