GRAD Writes Workshops

Spring 2019 Schedule

Introduction to CSU Writes&/or Join a Writing Group

FEB 5, 1-2:30 (LSC 322)


This workshop provides information about the multiple ways CSU Writes supports scholarly and research writing this semester as well as writing group best practices. If you wish to participate in a CSUWrites writing group, you will want to attend this informational session and complete a “Writing Group Request Form” at:


Write for Speed

FEB 20, 1-2:30 (LSC 376-78)

This workshop covers strategies that help writers draft quickly (and edit slowly) to increase overall writing productivity and satisfaction. It will also explore what it takes to “write for speed” regularly so that writers can build momentum on a project over the semester. This workshop is the first of the BUILD MOMENTUM workshop series for Spring 2019. The first 30 graduate student participants in the workshop series will receive a CSU WritesWriting in ProgressHeadsweatshat to announce when writing is in progress.


Editing I: Clarity & Concision


MAR 5, 1-2:30 (LSC 312)

This workshop focuses on ways to arrange and connect ideas in a manuscript so that your research, examples, data, and explanations make the most sense to your readers. Journal editors (and faculty advisors) from across all disciplines express the need for greater clarity & concision in the manuscripts submitted for publication. This workshop is the first in the HOW TO EDIT workshop series for graduate students, Spring 2019.


Editing II: Punctuation (with Stephanie G’Schwind)

MAR 12, 1-2:30 (LSC 372-4)

Stephanie G’Schwind, editor of Colorado Reviewand the director of the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, will lead this workshop on correct punctuation: commas, semi-colons, colons, dashes, and more! This workshop is the second in the HOW TO EDIT workshop series for graduate students, Spring 2019.


ELL: Build a Vocabulary for Manuscript Writing

MAR 27, 1-2:30 (LSC 322)


This workshop is open to all graduate students interested in building a vocabulary for their scholarly writing projects; although, it is particularly suited to English Language Learners (ELL) or non-native English writers. We will explore common academic phrases and strategies for identifying most useful words in your field of study. This workshop suits graduate student writers from all disciplines.


Stop Procrastinating: Make Writing a Habit

APR 10, 1-2:30 (LSC 376-78)

This workshop draws on recent studies on procrastination and habit formation to help participants better understand the many (many) reasons why writers put off writing and how they can ease their way into writing more regularly. This is the last workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for Spring 2019.


Editing III: Clarity & Concision


APR 23, 1-2:30 (LSC 312)

This workshop is the last in the HOW TO EDIT workshop series for graduate students, Spring 2019. This workshop focuses on how to create FLOW in a manuscript and to how to edit a document, sentence by sentence. This is the last workshop of the HOW TO EDIT Series for Spring 2019.

CSU Writes "Writing in Progress"

Announce "Writing in Progress" to those who may wish to interrupt your writing time with a CSU Writes "Writing in Progress" writing cap.

Attend the WRITE FOR SPEED Workshop in February and receive a cap.

More than a gimmick, writing caps are a tried and true strategy for signaling to other and to yourself that you are "in session."

Stylish and functional and just plain fun, these are high-quality and manufactured by Headsweats. Made for both running and writing at speed!

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