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The GWRC offers workshops and other events each semester. Common topics include "Writing a Literature Review," "Crafting a Personal Statement," and "Creating Your Job Search Materials." The GWRC's director or tutors may also be able to provide a classroom-based workshop for your students. Please complete the GWRC Presentation and Teaching Request Form.


Write Now! A Dedicated Space for Writing

Alden Library | Tuesdays beginning January 21 | 3:00-5:00 PM

If one of your biggest writing challenges is making time, then Write Now is for you. Join us for two hours of dedicated writing. Bring your laptop, headphones, research materials, etc. A tutor will be available to answer questions and we'll have caffeine to keep you going. All members of the OU community are welcome to attend for all or part of the time! No RSVP neededTentatively scheduled for the Rollins Room on the second floor, but follow us on Facebook as this may change.

Crafting A Teaching Philosophy Statement

Alden Library 301U |  January 28, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Planning to apply for university teaching jobs? In this workshop, we will discuss the art of crafting a memorable and effective teaching philosophy statement and then share tips and resources that will help you stand out on the academic job market. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu by January 24

Writing in Graduate School

Alden Library 301U | February 4, 2020 | 11:00-12:00 PM

Nervous about writing in grad school? Not sure what will be expected of you? We'll share tips for successful writing and introduce valuable resources. No RSVP needed.

Writing Scientific Journal Articles

Alden Library 301U | February 25, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Working on your first grad school publication? This workshop comprises an introduction to the scientific article publication process, strategies for turning your research into an article, and tips on how to get that first publication to your name. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu by February 21.

Writing Literature Reviews

Alden Library 301U | March 24, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 AM

Ready to start writing your literature review? Already started writing and feeling stuck? Join us to learn key functions and fundamental structures of literature reviews. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu by March 20.

Crafting a Cover Letter

Alden Library 301U | March 31, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM

While brief, cover letters are high-stakes job search genres that require careful consideration. Join us for a quick overview on how to craft effective cover letters for both academic and non-academic positions. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu by March 27. 

Exploring Revision: Getting Started on the Rewriting Process

Alden Library 301U | April 8, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Has your advisor told you that you will need to revise your thesis or dissertation but you are unsure what needs to be changed? This workshop will look at a variety of clear and concrete ways to practice revision if you have been told you are going to need to revise and you are not even sure where to begin. RSVP to gwrc@ohio.edu by April 3.

Long Night Against Procrastination

Alden Library 251 | April 20, 2020 | 6:00-10:00 PM

Join us for a writing marathon to work on your end-of-semester writing projects. Sponsored by Ohio University Libraries and the GWRC, the Long Night Against Procrastination will offer free walk-in tutoring (25 minute sessions), librarian support, snacks, and writing-related activities. Stop by for all or part of the event. The Long Night Against Procrastination is open to all students, faculty, and staff. No RSVP needed.