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Kick-off-the-Summer Dissertation Retreat 2017

Apr. 11, 2017—May 8-11, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Arts and Science Dean’s Office The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We couple ample writing time with optional workshops and...

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First-Year Writers: Submit your work for the Henrietta Morgan Memorial Award!

Mar. 24, 2017—Each year the Writing Studio conducts the competition for the Henrietta Morgan Memorial Award for first-year writers. Established by William Morgan in memory of his wife, the award goes to the first-year student who submits the best sample of original writing. The winning student’s name will appear in the commencement program. In spring 2017, the deadline...

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Undergraduate Writing Symposium 2017

Mar. 20, 2017—UPDATE: Click here to read a post describing the 2017 Undergraduate Symposium or here to view the 2017 program. On Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017, Vanderbilt will host its ninth annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium, a forum for excellent undergraduate writing of all kinds. In addition to essays, the Symposium will feature the great diversity of writing projects produced...

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Dinner and a Draft with Cecilia Mo (Political Science)

Feb. 17, 2017—Thursday, February 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m. The Writing Studio (1801 Edgehill Ave., Suite 112) Get a great dinner. Get a new perspective on writing. Get to know a professor in a fun, informal setting. Join us for “Dinner and a Draft”! Our faculty guest will be Cecilia Mo, a Political Science professor, whose research and teaching...

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3MT Workshop

Feb. 9, 2017—The Writing Studio’s 3MT workshop will take place from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in 306 Buttrick Hall. Gary Jaeger, the Director of the Writing Studio, will facilitate. In this one-hour workshop, we will analyze winning 3MT presentations to learn how narrative and argumentative structure can turn your dissertation or thesis research into a...

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On Writing: Publishing Your Journal Article

Feb. 9, 2017—On Writing: Publishing Your Journal Article, will take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 4:00-5:00 PM, in Garland Hall 101. This event is part of the 2016-17 Arts and Science Graduate Student Seminar Series. Please join us as journal editors from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences discuss the academic publishing process and give advice for getting your work published in academic journals. ...

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Spring Break Dissertation Writers’ Mini-Retreat

Feb. 2, 2017—College of Arts and Science Dissertation Writers’ Mini-Retreat March 6-7, 2017 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Writing Studio, the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research for the College of Arts and Science, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Graduate Development Network The...

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WS BLOG: Making Moves that Matter

Jan. 12, 2017—Making Moves that Matter: Argumentation and Word Choice in Academic Writing BY Deann Armstrong (Vanderbilt Writing Studio Fellow for 2016-2017)   Each fall, in workshops titled “Transitioning to College Writing,” Vanderbilt Writing Studio consultants teach “stasis,” “destabilization,” and “resolution” to rooms full of first-year students.1 These three terms, which we call “three moves of academic...

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Now Accepting Undergraduate Writing Consultant Applications!

Jan. 12, 2017—The Writing Studio is looking to hire strong, enthusiastic writers who want to make a difference. Is that you? In January 2017, the Writing Studio will begin its hiring process for 2017-2018 Undergraduate Writing Consultant positions. Undergraduate Consultants earn $10.00 per hour. All Vanderbilt undergraduates with an overall GPA of 3.5 or better are welcome to...

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Undergraduate Writing Symposium: Accepting Nominations!

Jan. 9, 2017—Held each March, the Undergraduate Writing Symposium provides an opportunity for Vanderbilt to celebrate and showcase the exemplary writing of its undergraduate students. We welcome nomination of argumentative essays, research reports, and other writing projects that can be read aloud.  Any piece completed during the 2016 calendar year is welcome to compete for inclusion in...

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