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Strategies for Organizing and Outlining Large Writing Projects

When: Monday, January 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, Room 140, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Lenaghan  

Group: The Writing Place

Category: Academic


One of the challenges that graduate school presents is learning to manage large writing projects like master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. Because of their scale, longer pieces of writing present unique difficulties. They require that students pay attention to the consistency, coherence, and overall aims of a project, even while working on its smallest details. Participants in this workshop will receive guidance about: 1) the overall stages and process of undertaking a large writing project; 2) how to stay focused on the overarching themes and goals of a project; 3) techniques for monitoring the internal consistency of one’s claims and style; and 4) how to develop outlines and utilize software in conceptualizing and organizing writing.

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