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Tuesday, September 30

Sweetland Writing 630 Winter Term

WRITING 630: Advanced Writing for Graduate Students – Winter 2015 

Writing 630 is designed for graduate students who have made significant progress in their degree programs and are thinking about larger, ongoing writing projects: a prospectus, a conference paper, or an article for publication. Writing 630 targets projects that are as essential to a graduate student’s success, but are not part of the dissertation.

The first five weeks will be spent in a traditional discussion forum, reviewing the basics of clear academic writing and of the demands of writing in graduate school. Topics will include argumentation, drafting, revision, grammar, audience, tone, and incorporating sources. During the next four to five weeks you will share portions of your work, in class, for peer review and discussion. These meetings will focus on the materials you have been working on during the semester. The course will then progress to individual conferences with the instructor to discuss the results of the peer reviews and their application to your work.

To apply, please complete a hard copy of the application form and return it along with 5 pages of academic writing (excerpts from longer works are welcome) to Laura Schuyler, Sweetland Center for Writing, 1310 North Quad, 1285. Electronic applications will not be accepted.  

The deadline for submissions is November 05, 2014. Decisions will be made and students notified by November 21, 2014.

Please send all questions to Laura Schuyler, schuyler@umich.edu.

The Writing 630 application is also available on our website:  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduate/courses/writing630