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The Graduate Writing Workshop Series, offered by UASP's Graduate Academic Support Center, offers workshops live through Zoom. Recordings of the workshops are also made available on this web site within 24-48 hours. For questions, please call (480) 965-9072. For ASU Zoom account questions, please see our guide about how to sign up for your ASU Zoom account.

Fall 2022 Graduate Workshop Schedule

Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule


Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.:  Managing the Thesis and Dissertation Writing Process
Students will learn about resources at ASU that can be utilized to support their thesis or dissertation processes. Students will also learn strategies for planning time to research and write, using mentor texts, keeping track of research, communicating with thesis or dissertation committee members, and staying motivated and inspired.
To view a recording of this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22ManagingtheProcessRecording  


Monday, September 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.:  Tips for Research Writing
This presentation will include an overview of the research process, including evaluating sources, finding mentor texts, formulating an argument, balancing summary and synthesis, and revising and editing strategies.
To view a recording of this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22TipsforResearchRecording          

Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:00 p.m.:  Critical Reading Strategies
Reading is a vital component of the research and writing process. This presentation will describe strategies for identifying themes from sources as well as how to track and organize information from sources to help with projects.
To view a recording of this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22CriticalReadingStrategies     


Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm:  Writing a Literature Review Part 1:  Preparation and Research
This presentation will discuss the purpose of a literature review and will provide strategies for preparing to write a draft, including tips for researching, resources and tools for research, and strategies for organizing a literature review. 
To register for this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22LitReviewP1

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm:  Writing a Literature Review Part 2:  Drafting and Revising
This presentation will discuss the process of evaluating multiple drafts of a literature review by examining a sample literature review and considering revision and editing strategies.
To view the recording of this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22LitReviewP2


Monday, November 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.:  Writing and Submitting Conference Proposals
Students will learn how to analyze conference calls for proposals, assess different types of presentation options, and consider tips for writing a conference proposal.
To register for this workshop, please visit:  https://bit.ly/F22ConferenceProposals

Have questions about statistics?  Check out the following recordings.

Intro to SPSSTutors present an introduction to the statistical software SPSS. Students will learn background information about the software, data acquisition, and data management. The tutors also demonstrate data management techniques, exploratory data analysis and visualization, and modeling and significance testing in SPSS.

Statistical Concepts Review, Part 1Part 1 of the Statistical Concepts Review discusses introductory statistics concepts such as mean, hypothesis testing (z-test and t-test), and confidence intervals (z-test and t-test).

Statistical Concepts Review, Part 2Part 2 of the Statistical Concepts Review provides information about concepts such as types of data, types of data distribution, central limit theorem, and the law of large numbers.

Intro to RTutors present an introduction to R, software for statistical computing. The tutors demonstrate how to input data into R, data cleaning methods, rudimentary analyses (e.g., t-test and linear regression), and some data visualization.