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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 2021, 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.  

Graduate Professional and Student Association (GPSA) has made some funding available to help students offset the cost of the camp.  If you would like to be considered for some financial support, please complete the funding request application form no later than Monday, June 21, 2021 by 3pm AZ time.  Funding applications are closed.

Success in Graduate Writing Camp

Registration is closed for the 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 14-18, 2021 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day in Arizona time.  There is a $50 program registration fee. Please note, this amount will be automatically posted to your student account after the first day of the camp.  Graduate students enrolled in any ASU graduate certificate, master’s degree, or doctoral degree program are eligible to register.  Limited financial support is available thanks to the Graduate & Professional Student Association. 

Registration for the Success in Graduate Writing Camp will close on Wednesday, June 9 by 5:00 p.m. Arizona time.

The camp offers an immersive online experience that provides a combination of real-time interactions and recorded modules using both Zoom and Canvas. Graduate students who attend the camp will have the opportunity to:

  • join live or view recordings of Zoom webinars
  • participate in live Q&A sessions
  • access additional resources on Canvas
  • interact with peers inside and outside of their discipline
  • attend a live faculty panel
  • chat with Writing Center Coordinators

The Online 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

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 7-11, 2021, and a second camp will be offered June 21-25, 2021 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 registration fee per camp. Please note, this amount will be automatically posted to your student account after the first day of the camp. Doctoral students who have reached candidacy or who are currently writing their dissertation prospectuses are eligible to register.  Limited financial support is available thanks to the Graduate & Professional Student Association.  

The  Maroon Camp will be held online June 7-11, 2021 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. Registration is closed for the Maroon Camp.


The 
Gold Camp will be held online June 21-25, 2021 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 is closed for the Gold Camp.