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Graduate Research/Write-In

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Lawrence Write-In
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Edwards Write-In

Graduate Research/Write-In Overview

Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, we invite you to join us. You will find community with other KU graduate students, and staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries will be available with lots of positive energy to support your writing efforts.

Who should attend?

All KU graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend the day writing with us.

What to expect

Our goal is to offer a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking and effective writing. We offer an environment without distractions, one that will allow you (should you wish) to connect with other graduate students who are committed to their academic and professional writing. Staff from the KU Writing Center and from KU Libraries are also available for on-site consultations and give optional workshops on a variety of subjects.

When and Where

Edwards Campus (Graduate Research/Write-In)

Saturday, April 11
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Regnier Hall, Room 369

The following workshops will be held at this event:

  • Database Research (10:30-11:30am): This session will begin with some specifics on how to get the most out of research using the libraries’ databases: how to find the databases that cover your subject; how to find full text articles when the database has only abstracts; how to request specific articles from the library if you can’t find them. We’ll also look at e-journals: how to find them and search them. And, to wrap the session up, we’ll take a look at how to find books via the online catalog and how to have them delivered to the KU library of your choice.
  • Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (11:30am-1pm): This workshop will teach you quick solutions for creating your title and acceptance pages, inserting properly formatted page numbers, captioning tables, and more. if you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process; content order, title and acceptance pages; page numbering; building an automatic table of contents using heading styles; generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more; embedding fonts; converting to PDF.
  • APA Citation and Style Guide (1-2:pm): This workshop will teach you the basics for citing with APA style at the graduate level. You will learn about tone, writing style, verbs, punctuation, formatting, paraphrasing, direct citations, the reference page, citing websites, tables, and citing a source within a source.

Lawrence Campus (Graduate Research/Write-In)

Saturday, April 18
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Watson Library, 4th Floor

The following workshops will be held at this event:

  • Writing Abstracts (12-1pm): This workshop provides instruction on the process of writing abstracts of research, as required for journal articles, dissertations, funding applications, and many other uses.
  • Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (1-2:30pm): This workshop will teach you quick solutions for creating your title and acceptance pages, inserting properly formatted page numbers, captioning tables, and more. if you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process; content order, title and acceptance pages; page numbering; building an automatic table of contents using heading styles; generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more; embedding fonts; converting to PDF.
If you have any questions please contact us by email at writing@ku.edu Or by phone at 785-864-2399.

Special Accommodations

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the KU Writing Center Graduate Write-In should contact Terese Thonus.


Testimonials

It was like I got a new battery. -- Jane Irungu, Write-In Alum

The most productive work that I remembered getting done... --Lee Kruger, Write-In Alum  

As a graduate student, I feel greatly encouraged and inspired. A rewarding experience. Thank you very much! Really appreciate your time and effort.

Quick Question?

Not sure how to cite a source in a particular style? Want to double-check punctuation in a sentence?    Ask a writing consultant! Allow 24 hours for a response.

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