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Stay up to date with Graduate Writing Center programs and other graduate student events.

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Spring 2023 Workshops

Welcome back for Spring 2023. We are planning more workshops right now! Check back here for upcoming workshop information.



Open Writing Hours 

Start the semester with the intention to carve out some weekly writing timeWriting Across URI invites all writers to Writing Wednesdays starting January 25. Join a community of fellow URI writers in a quiet, well-lit space at lunchtime. (There will be opportunities for peer feedback as the need arises.)
Drop-in hours every week: 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Carothers Library, Lower Level, Room LL11. All are welcome! 


Writing with Confidence

Mon., Jan. 30, 4 p.m. | Virtual: Zoom

This workshop, hosted by URI’s Graduate Writing Center will focus on building confidence in one’s writing. Almost all graduate students experience feelings of anxiety and frustration when it comes to writing. How can you distinguish your words and ideas from previously published scholars? How can you develop confidence in your own insights and perspectives, and express those ideas in writing? English PhD candidate Billy Bowden will lead this workshop on overcoming writing anxiety and developing confidence in your writing process.


CV/Resume Workshop

Wed., Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m. | Virtual: Register here

Director of Professional Development Cara Mitnick will review strategies for drafting a persuasive and effective document that will impress employers and get through Applicant Tracking Software.

Writing Retreat

Fri., Feb. 17th, 12–3 p.m. | In person at the Graduate Writing Center, 250 Pastore

The Coastal Society and Graduate Writing Center invite you to join us for a few hours of productive writing camaraderie! The writing retreat will be a great opportunity to join fellow writers and to meet new people. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Teaching Statement Workshop

Mon., Feb. 20, 2 p.m. | Virtual: Register here

What is a teaching statement? How do you write one? If you’re applying for a position that asks for a teaching philosophy statement, or even just updating your own teaching portfolio, then this workshop can help you! In this 1-hour workshop, GWC Writing Consultant AnnMarie DeMichiel will share the basics of teaching philosophy statements and will distinguish these from related documents that you might also need to write (for example, statements of teaching effectiveness). Together we will look at examples of different teaching philosophy statements, discuss common mistakes writers make, and ask you to consider your own philosophy of teaching and pedagogical practices.


Thesis/Dissertation Orientation

Tue., Mar. 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Wed., Mar.8, 9-11 a.m.| via Zoom (Register here) and In-person, Graduate Writing Center, 250 Pastore

Mark your calendars to attend the Graduate School’s Thesis and Dissertation Orientation, an important information session. The program will include presentations from: Graduate School Thesis Formatting, URI Institutional Repository, and the Graduate Writing Center. 

Conquering the Cover Letter

Thurs., Mar. 9, 12 p.m. | Virtual: Register here

Learn easy strategies to write a cover letter to get you the interview. This session is presented by URI Office of Professional Development and the URI Graduate Writing Center.

Writing Outlines to Improve (and Accelerate) Your Writing Project

Wed., Mar. 29, 12 p.m. | Virtual: Register here

Writing an outline is an essential planning step for any writing project. Outlines help organize your ideas, connect relationships between concepts, and offer a way to check yourself throughout the writing process. In this workshop, hosted by GSO Ph.D. candidate Katie Roche, we’ll show you different options for preparing outlines from traditional bulleted lists to graphic organizers and reverse outlines.


Citation Tool Workshop: Zotero

Wed., Apr. 5, 3 p.m. | Virtual: Register here

Need help managing your citations? Join GWC Writing Consultant and GSO Ph.D. student, Anna Schrecengost, for a workshop and learn how to manage your research and citations with free citation management software. Zotero allows you to download citations and articles from various websites and databases, electronically store and organize the citations, annotate and highlight articles, and format the citations for your paper and bibliography.


NSF GRFP Information Session

Fri., May 5, 10 a.m. | Virtual: Register here

Are you interested in applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and looking for tips from students who have successfully gone through the application process? Do you have questions about crafting your statements—like what is considered a “Broader Impact”? Join NSF Fellow and Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, Felicia Page, and Writing Consultant, Katie Roche, for this information session.

Spring 2023 Writing Groups

Contact us via email at to learn more about our writing groups!

Current groups:

  1. MESM Writing Group, January 27–April 21, 2023.
  2. Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Writing Group, Session 1, February 10–April 14, 2023.
  3. Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Writing Group, Session 2, March 8–May 3, 2023.
Please note: event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. The GWC is not responsible for changes to events not hosted by the GWC.
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