Applying to faculty positions can be tough. It seems like there are a ton of statements to write and a whole mess of documents to submit with each job posting. As graduate students, we are sometimes not even aware of many of the components that will be required in a job application portfolio until we […]Continue reading "Getting Started on Your Teaching Philosophy Statement"
Many writers, including graduate students, face challenges with anxiety about writing. Although this experience is difficult, you can overcome writing anxiety. The URI Graduate Writing Center’s former Coordinator, Dr. Ashton Foley-Schramm, has insights and tips on completing your writing projects, anxiety notwithstanding. Review Dr. Foley-Schramm’s Overcoming Writing Anxiety – June 2020 presentation slides, or watch […]Continue reading "Overcoming Writing Anxiety"
GWC Coordinator Carolyn Decker prepared this tutorial video to help you make online appointments with the Graduate Writing Center! Check out this video, and view our PDF How-to Guide here for more help. You can always contact the GWC with any questions or concerns. We love to hear from you!Continue reading "How to Make Online Appointments Video"
The GWC has a new resource for graduate students making online tutoring appointments. This how-to guide for scheduling online consultations has helpful text and images to walk you through the process of making and conducting the online appointment through WCOnline and includes tips on troubleshooting technical steps. Check it out here: GWC Online Consultations How […]Continue reading "How-to Guide for Online Consultations"
Everyone has their own routine for their writing process. The important idea is to find a process that works for you! Here are five recommended steps to include in developing your own writing process and writing style: brainstorm, write, revise, edit, and publish. 1. Brainstorm. This step can also be referred to as “prewriting.” During […]Continue reading "Writing Process Steps"
Your audience and writing purpose will determine your writing style. The four main types of writing styles are persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive. In this blog post, we’ll briefly explore the defining features of these four writing styles. For more help using these writing styles, schedule an appointment at the GWC! Persuasive: For this writing […]Continue reading "Writing Styles"
Looking to improve your writing skills? Follow these helpful tips to assist you through your writing process. Take the time to brainstorm. Brainstorming is an undervalued, but important first step of the writing process. While you’re brainstorming, you should establish your audience, the focus of your paper, and your main argument. This will help direct […]Continue reading "Becoming a Better Writer"