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Academic Writing Club for CSU Graduate Students & Faculty

posted by Donna Stewart on 2023-08-31T17:38:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

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Faculty & Grad Students:

  • Could you use some structured time to write and receive feedback from colleagues?
  • Do you wish you could graduate with some published academic writing under your belt?
  • Do you have some academic writing that needs polishing to become publishable?​​​​​​

If so, this writing club is for you!

Offered by CSU's Writing Center and the Michael Schwartz Library, this writing club is meant to help students and faculty improve their academic writing productivity. Each week we will send a short video and provide resources and advice related to an academic writing topic, and we'll have a synchronous Zoom meeting to review the topic. At least 30 minutes of the meeting time will be set aside for quiet writing to keep you on track! This Fall 2023 semester the weekly 5-minute videos will concern content from the book Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson. You don’t need to have read the book to participate, but it will guide our discussions.

Please note that this writing club will be especially useful to graduate students and faculty in the humanities or social sciences. Undergraduates who have some academic writing to develop into a published article are welcome to participate. 

Meetings will occur in Zoom
from 3:00 - 4:00pm on Wednesdays and from 12 - 1 on Fridays

beginning September 6th and ending December 6th.


Sign up for one day or for both!  Filling out the sign-up form does not obligate you to participate or attend every meeting; it merely puts you on our reminder email list and provides access to the Zoom link each week. However, you will experience the biggest writing productivity boost if you attend Zoom meetings with us!

Please feel free to share with classmates or colleagues who would like to make some progress on publishing! 

Cover Art for Becoming an Academic Writer, by Patricia GoodsonBecoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson
ISBN: 9781483376257
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
Winner of the 2018 Textbook & Academic Authors Association's Textbook Excellence Award. With its friendly, step-by-step format, Becoming an Academic Writer helps writers improve their writing by engaging in deep and deliberate practice--a type of practice adopted by expert performers in areas such as sports or music. Featuring 50 exercises, this practical, self-paced guide is flexibly organized so readers can either work their way through all of the exercises in order or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice building their skills. The Second Edition is enhanced by a new appendix on literature review, new feature boxes, and new chapter summaries. 

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