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. Although open to all students, priority will be given to Master's -level students in regards to coaching sessions.
Empowering and Rethinking Your Approach to Writing
January 26 - 9:00am-12:00pm - NB 214
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.
Personalizing Your Writing Assignment
February 23 - 9:00am-12:00pm - JB 126
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.
Integrating Your Sources Effectively
March 23 - 9:00am-12:00pm - NB 214
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.
Conciseness: Getting to the Point!
April 20 - 9:00am-12:00pm - NB 214
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.