Thesis Writing Workshop

Saturday January 28, 2017 Jorns Hall, Human Sciences Building, OSU Stillwater Campus

This workshop will be open to 50 thesis master’s students who have begun or are ready to begin writing their theses. Such students will typically be planning to graduate in spring or summer 2017. Students will receive instruction in several different thesis writing topics, have a supportive writing environment to work on their theses with lunch provided, and are required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their thesis writing across the spring semester. Registration is now open.

8:15 - 8:30 Sign-in
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome-Ken Clinkenbeard, Associate Dean, Graduate College
8:40 - 9:45 Marshalling Claims and Evidence to Develop a Scientific Argument, Part 1-Dr. Stephanie Link, Assistant Professor, English Department
9:45 - 10:00 Breakout session: Accountability Group Introductions, Goal Setting-Student Facilitators
10:00 - 10:15 Morning Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:45 Breakout session: Accountability Group Writing Time-Student Facilitators
11:45 - 12:00 Tools for Successful Writing-Victor Baeza, Graduate Student Services, Library
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch with your Accountability Group
1:00 - 2:15 Marshalling Claims and Evidence to Develop a Scientific Argument, Part 2-Dr. Stephanie Link
2:15 - 2:45
The secret to writing your thesis: Student Round Table
-Anna Sicari, Interim Director, Writing Center
-Laura Tunningley, Coordinator, Writing Center
2:45 - 3:00 Afternoon Break
3:00 - 4:00 Breakout session: Accountability Group Writing Time-Student Facilitators
4:00 - 4:15 Copyright, Intellectual property, and Plagiarism-Victor Baeza
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap-up Assessment of the Workshop
 
The writing accountability groups will continue to meet biweekly four times during the spring semester to facilitate progress on students’ theses. Participants are required to attend these sessions.
 
The Thesis Writing Workshop carries Level 2 OSU Graduate Digital Badge credit in communications competency: http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/Digital_Badges_360.