Workshop Series:

Each semester, the Graduate Writing Initiative organizes a workshop series. We collaborate with faculty and staff from different disciplines to cover a variety of topics relevant to graduate writers. Check out this semester’s offerings below. If you’re a distance learner, you can join using WebEx or by watching the workshop recording later—recordings from previous semesters are even available. Instructions for attending online and accessing recordings are available on our Blackboard organization site or here.

Please check back in Fall 2019 for a workshop schedule.

Online Resources:

Sometimes you need resources right now. Or maybe you just want to learn more about a given topic. If so, check out the following online resources.

Anyone enrolled in a UMKC Graduate program has access to the Blackboard organization “Writing Resources for Graduate Students.” This site includes links to campus and online writing resources, announcements about upcoming writing workshop and events, access to online workshops, and online discussion space.

The UMKC Libraries has a Graduate Writing Resources web page (pictured here), which provides links to published theses and dissertations, citation help, research databases, tutorials, and more. You can schedule an appointment with a subject librarian or contact the Head of Graduate Student Services at the UMKC Libraries.

UMKC Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines: Here, you can download a copy of the UMKC thesis and dissertation formatting guidelines and find important deadlines for submitting your thesis/dissertation for formatting review by the School of Graduate Studies. Other resources include information from ProQuest on publishing and a Thesis and Dissertation Final Submission Checklist.

SGS YouTube tutorials for graduate writers and advisors include how to submit an SSIRB application, how to add a student to an IBC protocol, and more. There is also a series of two videos to test your knowledge of plagiarism.

PIVOT (formerly COS) maintains a database of grants, fellowships, and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources – for science, social sciences, humanities, and community outreach funding. UMKC has an institutional subscription. If you are already a COS user, log in to http://pivot.cos.com/ to claim your profile. If you’re a new user, create your profile to set up your personalized funding searches.

UMKC Career Services provides a broad range of tools to assist in all stages of career development. Utilize the online resources or visit the office to discuss career plans and for assistance in a job search. You can also assess yourself by taking career assessments and analyze your transferable skills.

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) houses writing resources and instructional material for free. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

There are also some general Back to School resources from TurnItIn.

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