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Writing and Publishing – Fall 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

Writing Fellowship and Grant Applications 

October 17, 2023 | 12pm -1:30pm, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)

This workshop will provide strategies for writing persuasive fellowship and grant applications, as well as finding the right funding source and managing the writing process. Pizza will be provided for registered participants, so please be sure to register.

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Writing a Dissertation or Thesis: Getting Starting - Getting Done 

November 4, 2023 | 9am -5:30pm, Walker Hall 

Come check out these workshops at Walker Hall. Register here!

  • The Lit. Review: The Key to Starting Your Dissertation (geared toward earlier PhD students
  • Moving from Research to Writing (geared toward later PhD students)
  • Writing the Dissertation Prospectus
  • Academic Writing for Multilingual and International Students
  • Overcoming Writing Blocks
  • Transforming Anxiety into a Healing Process of Writing Your Dissertation/Thesis


Writing and Publishing the Journal Article 

November 15, 2023 | 12pm -1:30pm, 1230 Walker Hall (West Room)

Given that many peer-reviewed journals accept for publication significantly fewer submissions than they receive, graduate students seeking to publish their research face challenges. This workshop focuses on how to approach the process of choosing a target journal and crafting a submission with practical strategies and time for attendees to consider their own unique circumstances.  Topics covered include:  Identifying journals, understanding format and style requirements, creating the cover letter and approaches to help with writing and revision (you know, that whole thing!). Students at any stage of the writing process or from any discipline are welcome and will find something useful.

 This workshop is meant to be active, which means you will get the most out of it if you are engaged and genuinely working through the prompts. Passive consumption of delivered material may not deliver maximum benefit.

Speaker: Russ Carpenter is a lecturer in the University Writing Program 

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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.

Graduate Writing Retreats Date, Time Location in Walker Hall  

Storytelling in STEM

10/27/2023, 9am - noon Rm 1230, West Conference Rm Register with 1-click!

From Draft to Masterpiece: Perfecting Syntax, Structure, and Outlining

11/8/2023, 1pm - 4pm Rm 1220, Gibeling Rm Register with 1-click!

Graduate Writing in English as a Second Language

11/14/2023, 10:30am - 1:30pm Rm 1130, East Conference Rm Register with 1-click!

Mastering the Literature Review: Making an Efficient Lit Review Matrix

11/20/2023, 12pm - 3pm Rm 1220, Gibeling Rm Register with 1-click!

Creative Writing Techniques for Conquering Writer's Block

11/30/2023, 1pm - 4pm Rm 1220, Gibeling Rm Register with 1-click!

Writing Internal Fellowships

12/5/2023, 9am - noon

Rm 1230, West Conference Rm Register with 1-click!

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:
 Success and Socialization | Writing and Publishing | Presentation Skills | Teaching and Mentoring
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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