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Writing and Publishing – Winter 2023Writing and Publishing Icon

For graduate students and postdocs – a variety of resources are available to meet your writing and publishing needs including workshops, consultations, a writing partners program, and writer's retreats.

Workshops and Events

Publishing the STEM Journal Article: Understanding the Process, Identifying Journals, and Submitting Your Work

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 3-4:40pm, West Conference Room- Walker Hall 

This workshop, created for those in STEM fields, focuses on understanding the publication process and teaches concrete strategies in the following:  identifying appropriate journals for publication, navigating submission guidelines, anticipating and revising peer-review evaluations, and general writing strategies for making the most out of your writing time. Register here with one click.

Writing and Publishing a Journal Article in the Humanities/Social Sciences

Friday, February 3, 2023, 2 – 3:30PM, Graduate Center, 1130 Walker Hall (East Conference Room)

We will discuss how to identify key journals, and how to develop your work from early drafts of things like seminar papers, conference presentations, and chapter drafts from dissertations and/or master’s theses into self-contained, focused, argumentative works that address a key topic in your field. We will also discuss the processes for preparing manuscripts, including writing cover letters and negotiating peer review.  Register here with one click.

Overcoming Writing Blocks

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10:30am - 12pm, West Conference Room- Walker Hall and Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to overcome many of the impediments or “blocks” to writing--some of them may surprise you. If you feel stressed out, anxious, overwhelmed, or under-prepared as you face the task of writing an academic, or book-length manuscript, I hope you’ll join me in learning some tips to overcome writer’s block. Register here with one click.

Graduate Writer's Retreats

Graduate Writer's Retreats are 3-hours long and feature a short topic discussion from a Graduate Writing Fellow.  Quiet writing space is also available for those who wish to write only.  GWFs will also provide on the spot writing consultations for those seeking writing assistance.  Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  Snacks and tea provided for in-person retreats.

Tues., Jan. 10th - Topic: Writing Internal Fellowship Applications 2:00-5:00pm Online via Zoom - Register for Link
Fri., Jan. 27th - Topic: Graduate Writing Retreat: Writing NIH Fellowship Applications 9:00am-Noon East Conference Rm. and Loury Studio, Walker Hall, Register 
Tues., Feb. 7 - Topic: Lab Bench to Published Paper: Transitioning From Research to Writing 9:30am-12:30pm East Conference Rm. and Loury Studio, Walker Hall, Register
Mon., Mar. 13 - Topic: TBA 1:00-4:00pm

East Conference Rm. and Loury Studio, Walker Hall, Register

Writing Consultations

Graduate Writing Fellows offer one-on-one writing consultations with enrolled UC Davis graduate students and postdocs. Help is available for any stage of the writing process. See more: https://writing.ucdavis.edu/gradwriting/consultations. 

Writing Partners Program

The Writing Partner Program will create mutually beneficial relationships with the goal of becoming productive writers. This act of peer review is helpful for learning about different styles of writing, genre conventions, and more.  Participants sign-up and are matched with a writing partner.

Graduate Certificate In Writing Theory and Practice

This workshop curriculum has been developed by faculty from the University Writing Program and by Graduate Writing Fellows from across the disciplines to help graduate students learn to prepare work for publication, deepen their knowledge of writing theory, or learn cross-disciplinary principles for incorporating writing into teaching through this certificate.

Additional Resources for English Language Learners

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Additional Handouts:
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Leadership and Management | Professionalism and Ethics | Career Management | Wellness and Life Balance

URL for this page: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/writing-and-publishing 

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