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Writing Strategies

If you want some helpful tips before you start writing, these strategies will help no mater what stage of the writing process you are in.

Reading

How to read a primary source
By Patrick Rael, Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students (Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College, 2004).

Thesis statements

Creating a thesis statement
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Brainstorm/Free-Writing/Outlines

Outline writing guide
Prewriting strategies

By the University of Kansas Writing Center

Developing an outline
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Sentence Variety

Strategies of Variation
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Transitions

Writing Transitions
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Revisions

Revision guidelines & strategies
By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center

Proofreading

Proofreading strategies
By the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Upcoming Workshops

Finals Write-In

Monday, December 3rd: 12:30pm- 3:30pm

Monday, December 17th: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Need a quite place to write?  Join the writing center team and your peers for a 3 hours session of focused writing.  Get your finals written before the end of the term.  Write-ins have limited space and will take place in 305 Russell.

RSVP to our finals write-ins here

 

Dissertation Writers Retreat

The GWC is hosting a Dissertation Writers Retreat, a small-group opportunity to write in solidarity with other doctoral students preparing to submit their proposal or final manuscript. An advisor will lead participants through goal-setting activities and discuss strategies for productive writing.

Participation is limited and priority given to those planning to propose or defend by May 2019. The retreat will be from 11 am-3 pm, January 14-17, 2019. You have the option of attending 2-day or 4-day sessions. To apply for the 2019 Retreat, please complete the application here by midnight on Wednesday, December 12th.


 

NEED AN ONLINE WRITING REFRESHER?  Check-out our webinars!

Clincal Writing Webinar 

Check out our webinar introducing the components of Clincal Writing here.  


 Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.