Write-D, Writing in the Discipline, provides a dedicated time and space for graduate students to get work done and receive support on writing projects within their discipline, such as manuscripts, research proposals, etc. so that writing skills are enhanced progressively throughout the program. Guest speakers from Michigan Tech departments or the industry visit to briefly present research, writing, and publishing tips.
"My writing improved from Write-D. We received many suggestions from multiple professors and postdocs in our department regarding the best way to begin and finish writing our research papers, proposals, thesis etc."
The sessions provide:
- disciplinary instruction in writing by departmental faculty, as needed
- a social network in their department for working through writing challenges
- a quiet, dedicated space and time to write
- a platform for learning about writing in their discipline
- training in goal setting and monitoring
Having groups meeting for writing sessions can help your students generate better writing and complete their degrees on time.
"Writing over a sustained period of time, rather than cramming it into a few days before the document is due is more developmentally sound."
Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Meeting day/time: Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Meeting location: Dow 708
Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Miaomiao (Melody) Li
Meeting day/time: Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meeting location: Dow 875
Meeting day/time: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Meeting location: Chem Sci 201
Meeting day/time: Mondays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Meeting location: Fisher 222
Meeting day/time: Fridays from 2:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Meeting location: Academic Offices Building (AOB) 204
How to Get Involved
Contact your department’s Write-D facilitator or visit a meeting to sign up. If your department isn’t included in the listing yet, contact Sarah Isaacson, Write-D Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Sarah Isaacson, Write-D Coordinator, at email@example.com to begin Write-D in your department.