SGPS 9104U: Writing in Graduate School II

This online course will develop your skills and competencies in the rhetorical principles and practices of communicating to diverse audiences with a particular emphasis on communicating to general/non-specialist audiences.

You will learn strategies for effectively communicating complex, disciplinary-specific ideas to non-specialist audiences in ways that are clear, concise and captivating, and focus on refining their writing and presenting skills.

Students will participate in a mixture of short written assignments based on the lay abstracts typically required
for grant applications, and oral presentations that are modeled on the 3 Minute Thesis competition.
The course is open to all disciplines. It is ideal for students who are effective academic writers who want to
learn to adapt their writing to a variety of audiences.

Hosted by:

  • Dr. Aaron Schneider,

Dates Offered:

  • Six-week course from May 4, 2020 - June 8, 2020

Recommended Audience:

  • Students completing a thesis-based degree, at both the doctoral and master's level

What to Expect:

  • This 0.25 credit course will appear on the transcripts of enrolled students with a Pass/Fail notation but will not affect the student's academic average
  • The course may count towards degree program course requirements with permission from the student's department

View the 2019 Course Syllabus (this course will be offered online in summer 2020)

To Register:

Self-enroll via Student Center