Discovering Your Writing Process and Your Academic Voice

October 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop would support graduate students in discovering their own writing process, from project inception to finish. This workshop is ideal for all graduate students. There are many ways that writers can work, yet sometimes graduate students feel that there are “right” and “wrong” ways to approach writing. This workshop would provide awareness of different writing strategies and alternative writing practices that students can try in different situations and environments. Additionally, this workshop would touch on the ways in which graduate students ease into developing their own unique academic voices, especially as students transition into writing within “the academy.”

The first half of this workshop will be facilitated by faculty members, who would use selected readings from Eric Hayot’s The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities as a framing tool to guide the discussion. The second half will be facilitated by one or two graduate students from the English department. This part of the workshop will be roundtable format, and facilitators would share their writing strategies and experiences with participants.

**Readings from Hayot’s The Elements of Academic Style will be provided to participants in advance.

**This workshop is ideal for all graduate students, at any phase of the Ph.D. or M.A.