Developing Your Core Competency in:
Writing and Publishing
Developing your writing skills is key to success both at UC Davis and in your chosen career path. The dissertation or thesis is a project unlike any other, and few students start out knowing how to conceptualize and organize large-scale writing projects. GradPathways provides writing and publishing development in partnership with the University Writing Program to help ensure success.
Workshops and Events
*** registration not required
Spring 2019 Workshops and Events
Graduate Writer's Retreat 4/05 *** Graduate Writer's Retreat 4/08 *** Providing Written Feedback on Student Assignments 4/15 Please Register Graduate Writer's Retreat 4/15 *** Sacramento Graduate Writer's Retreat 4/18 *** Graduate Writer's Retreat 4/22 *** Writing an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal, Part II: Drafting Your Proposal 4/29 Please Register Graduate Writer's Retreat 5/07 *** Active Reading Strategies to Improve Your Writing 5/15 Please Register The Literature Review: Synthesizing the Research 6/11 Please Register
Courses and Programs
To develop and gain a deeper understanding, consider signing up for courses, seminars, and programs offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Introduction to Graduate School Writing for STEM Disciplines Spring 2019 4 - P/NP Graduate Certificate in Writing Theory and Practice Writing on the Edge (WOE) Journal Editing Workshop Contact instructor 2 - P/NP
One-on-One mentoring or specialized programming to meet your individual needs is available. Consider the following offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Our Graduate Writing Fellows offer one-on-one writing consultations with enrolled UC Davis graduate students and postdocs. Graduate writing fellows do not proofread work; they are not an editing service. However, they help graduate students and postdocs at any stage of the writing process and with a variety of documents. Schedule an appointment with a Graduate Writing Fellow.
Community Building and Activities
Get involved with organizations and opportunities that contribute to graduate student or postdoctoral success. These opportunities can help you form a community and build a network of friends and colleagues at UC Davis.
All retreats feature a Graduate Writing Fellow that can provide drop-in consultation services for graduate students seeking writing assistance. Individuals, writing groups, and paired writing partners are all welcomed to attend.
Graduate Writing Fellows provide peer-mentoring to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars seeking to improve their writing style. Fellows also have the opportunity hone their own skills in teaching writing, developing and co-teaching workshops through this mentored program. Apply here or E-mail Melissa Bender, Director of the Graduate Writing Fellows and University Writing Program faculty member for more information.
Scientific Communication Workshop developed and led by Professors for the Future Fellow Sara Kross