The Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) is designed to provide graduate students at UIW with an in-depth and personalized approach to the development of professional and academic writing skills. UIW Writing Coaches coordinate the delivery of Saturday workshops and are assigned a small group of ten graduate students whom they meet with regularly via one-on-one coaching sessions. Participation in the GWI is open to all post-baccalaureate students. Saturday workshops are open to all students and require no prior registration. One-on-one coaching sessions are limited to 50 participants.
All EPIC workshops are held from 9:00am to 3:00pm. One-on-one coaching sessions are scheduled independently among the graduate students and their assigned Writing Coaches.
Empowering and Rethinking Your Approach to Writing
In this first workshop you will meet your writing coach, get a "snap shot analysis" of your writing potential, and begin the se-mester with invaluable stress reducing tips to empower you to overcome your fears and assumptions of professional and aca-demic writing. RSVP required.
Personalizing Your Writing Assignment
In this workshop you will consider ways that you can incorporate your personal experiences and passions into your writing assignments to make them real and relevant as an emerging scholar. RSVP required.
Integrating Your Sources Effectively
After you have collected your sources and you are ready to write your paper, this workshop will demonstrate effective methods for integrating these sources and create a coherent, well supported, and persuasive academic argument. RSVP required.
Conciseness: Getting to the Point!
This workshop will help you take wordy, mediocre writing to the next level with strategies for writing concisely by eliminating wordiness and redundancy, to problems that drag academic and professional writing down and lose readers' interests. These methods will inspire your professors and peers to take notice of your polished writing products. RSVP required.
GWI participants are eligible to check out an Apple iPad for the entire fall semester at no charge. The iPads will be used to facilitate writing and composition during the Saturday workshops and individual meetings with Writing Coaches. For information on the GWI iPad User’s Group, contact Dr. David A. Ortiz at 210.283.6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out grant provides a $500 participation stipend for students who meet the following criteria:
The Graduate Writing Institute is sponsored by a Promoting Postsecondary Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant from the Department of Education. For questions on the Writing Institute or stipend eligibility, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or email@example.com.