Welcome to fall CSU Writes family!

We hope you had a rejuvenating summer and are embracing the work and wonders of fall. As the summer heat begins to fade, CSU Writes is here to help you tackle this new semester with (virtual and in person!) workshops and writing sessions. Here is what CSU Writes has in store to maintain your writing energy Fall 2022.

CSU Writes announces GRAD Writes events for Fall 2022

GRAD Writes workshops focus on topics that address the writing challenges early-career researchers and scholars tend to face most often: where and when to do your best writing; how to write better with colleagues or faculty advisors; and how to write more consistently, quickly, and effectively.

The fall semester opens with information and workshop sessions on how to schedule and start building out projects (including formatting). The virtually held events are much designed to be information sessions with few tasks for participant (they will be recorded). The in-person workshops include practice sessions to work through concepts and methods.

Upcoming September GRAD Writes workshops focus on topics of formatting, writing to publish, and building writing momentum

ETD Information Session: Experts from the Graduate School & Library
SEPT 12, 11-11:50am MST
Virtual Information Session: Teams
This session covers where to go for information about ETD submission processes and paperwork as well as the basics of copyright and ProQuest as they pertain to graduate student theses and dissertations.

SEPT 15, 12-12:50am MST
Virtual Information Session: Zoom
This session introduces an experimental workshop designed for writers to produce a draft article in 4 hours. We will explore the preparation for the two 2-hr writing sessions in October (10/20 and 10/27). Attendees will do best if they have all data, literature, and clarity of findings/analysis/interpretations. We will be bold and explore what is possible with preparation and deep work, together.

Write to Publish (W2P): Information Session
SEPT 12, 3-3:50pm MST
Virtual Information Session: Zoom
The Write to Publish (W2P) non-credit course guides writers through the steps of producing an article for publication in 12 weeks. This introductory session for the Write to Publish (W2P) non-credit course includes information about writing for publication, the arrangement of the 12-week course, and scheduling to prioritize article writing. The workshop is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and CSU researchers.

Research Journals & Logs Workshop
SEPT 13, 12-12:50pm MST
In-Person Workshop: LSC 306
This workshop covers multiple types and strategies for tracking the steps and progress of writing projects. There’s not only one best way to track writing, but there may be a best way for you at this point in your research or scholarly career. We will identify tracking categories that will help you build momentum on your project no matter if you prefer hard-copy journals, spreadsheets, Googledocs, or other.

Top 10 Things You Can Do with Citation Management Software (#7 will shock you!)
SEPT 22, 12-1pm MST
Virtual Information Session: Zoom
Learn from CSU librarians about how citation management software can save you time. We’ll use examples from Mendeley and Zotero to demonstrate how you can create your own research library, easily cite while you write, and more (with experts from MSU Libraries, Renae Watson and Rachelle Ramer)

Agile Methods for Collaborative Writing
SEPT 28, 12-12:50pm MST
Virtual Information Session: Zoom
This information session draws on Agile project management strategies that were created for software development that can also support collaborative writers through the iterations of co-authoring manuscripts and proposals. We will learn from the research and work of Rebecca Pope-Ruark and other scholars of collaborative writing. Writers may wish to attend with their co-authors so that they can engage with the methods post-session. The session will be recorded for future reference.

Please visit the GRAD Writes page on the CSU Writes website for more detailed information.