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Graduate Research/Write-In

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Lawrence Write-In
 

Graduate Research/Write-In Overview

Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. 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. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries.

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.

Writing consultants. Research consultants. Data management consultants. Staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries will be on hand for one-on-one meetings. We also try to help you with your writing and research needs by offering a variety of workshops. See below for details.

*** New Feature: Sign up for a one-hour dissertation consultation with the Graduate Writing Specialist (Ph.D.). Ask your dissertation specific questions and get guidance and support on this difficult process. Spots are limited so consider arriving early in the day to secure one.

A Typical Write-In Day:

12:00 pm: Register

12:30-1:00 pm: Attend opening session and kick start your productivity with some free writing

1:00-6:00 pm: Write, attend workshops, meet with a writing consultant and/or librarian

6:00-midnight: Feel free to stay and continue working as long as the library is open

When and Where

Edwards Campus (Graduate Research/Write-In)

Saturday, September 12
10am - 4pm
Regnier 369

The following events will be held:

  • 12:00-1:00 "APA Style and Citation Guide": 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, and citing a source within a source.
  • 1:00-2:30 “EndNote: Building Your Library and Cite While You Write”: EndNote is a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research process, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Specific workshop topics include: downloading EndNote and creating your EndNote library ,adding references to the library, organizing references in the library, attaching files to EndNote references ,backing up your library, using Cite-While-You-Write in Word to automatically create and update your bibliography.

Lawrence Campus (Graduate Research/Write-In)

Sunday, September 20
12pm - 6pm
Watson Library, 4th Floor

The following events will be held:

  • 12:30-1:00 “Opening Session: Guided Free writing”: Jumpstart your day and increase your productivity as you follow free writing prompts to get your writing off to an effective, energetic start.
  • 1:00-2:00 “Graduate Level Research Skills”: The workshop provides participants with an orientation to the resources available from KU Libraries.  Also, key databases such as Web of Science and Google Scholar are discussed, and how to find and select the best resources, as well as tips and strategies for becoming efficient and effective researchers.
  • 2:00-3:30 “EndNote: Building Your Library and Cite While You Write”: EndNote is a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research process, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Specific workshop topics include: downloading EndNote and creating your EndNote library ,adding references to the library, organizing references in the library, attaching files to EndNote references ,backing up your library, using Cite-While-You-Write in Word to automatically create and update your bibliography.
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.

Do you have a question about the Writing Center or our services? E-mail us.

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