Graduate Writing Camps

Summer Graduate Writing Camps

University Academic Success Programs (UASP) is committed to supporting graduate students during their time at ASU.  In addition to providing graduate writing and statistics tutoring, UASP offers unique summer camp experiences in June for ASU enrolled graduate students.  For Summer 2020, all three summer camps will be offered online using Canvas and Zoom.

Facilitated by UASP’s Writing Center staff, these camps guide students through the process of writing at the graduate level. Combining both instruction and support, the camps provide skills and strategies that prepare graduate students to navigate the demands of graduate-level writing.

The Success in Graduate Writing Camp provides opportunities for ASU enrolled graduate students to learn more about the academic writing and research demands of graduate school.  The Dissertation Writing Camps provide opportunities to support ASU doctoral candidates and ASU dissertation prospectus writers in achieving their writing goals.  

Success in Graduate Writing Camp

The Success in Graduate Writing Camp is a week-long interactive series of instructional sessions designed to assist graduate-level ASU students in developing and enhancing academic writing and research skills. The camp will be held online June 8-12, 2020 during the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day in Arizona time.  A $50 program fee is required. Graduate students enrolled in any ASU graduate certificate, master’s degree, or doctoral degree program are eligible to register. A limited number of scholarships have been provided by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). Students who register will be notified if their fee can be covered by the scholarship.  At this time, all scholarships have been awarded, and the scholarship process is closed.

The Success in Graduate Writing Camp includes interactive, instructional sessions focused on topics such as:

  • Strategies for developing specific types of writing (e.g., literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and research papers)
  • Critical reading techniques
  • Ways to analyze and write effective arguments
  • Ways to customize a calendar to help chart and meet graduation goals
  • Methods for keeping track of research
  • Tips for writing research questions
  • Tips for communicating with faculty

Registration for the 2020 Online Success in Graduate Writing Camp is closed.

Dissertation Writing Camps

The Dissertation Writing Camp is a week-long camp that offers ASU doctoral students dedicated time and space to write their prospectuses, dissertations, or applied projects. UASP Writing Center Staff facilitate two separate, week-long Dissertation Writing Camps during the summer.  This year, both camps will be online.  One camp will be offered June 1-5, 2020, and a second camp will be offered June 15-19, 2020 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day in  Arizona time.  Students may register for one or both of the camps, and there is a $50 program fee per camp.  Doctoral students who have reached candidacy or who are currently writing their dissertation prospectuses are eligible to register.  A limited number of scholarships have been provided by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). Students who register will be notified if their fee can be covered by the scholarship.   At this time, all scholarships have been awarded, and the scholarship process is closed.

The Maroon Camp will be held online June 1-5, 2020 and is a good fit for those who have a busy or unpredictable schedule.  If you are unsure if you can commit to a 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. schedule, Arizona time, this camp experience is for you!  The week will offer a freestyle, flexible schedule where you can tailor your experience.

The Gold Camp will be held online June 15-19, 2020 and is designed for those whose schedules allow for more real-time participation within a 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. schedule, Arizona time.  If you are seeking real-time goal accountability and live workshop options, this camp is for you!  This week will offer a more structured schedule with increased options for live interactions with peers and workshop presenters about your writing.

Registration for the Online Maroon Dissertation Writing Camp and the Online Gold Dissertation Writing Camp is closed.

 

 

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