Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center is continuing to recruit in the month of October for our Senior Thesis Writing Groups and Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication. These are opportunities available to students across ALL disciplines.

Opportunities for Seniors and Advanced Undergraduates

Senior Thesis Writing Groups and Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication

Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication

This peer workshop is intended for advanced undergraduates interested in revising and publishing their final papers or research projects in undergraduate journals. Under the guidance of an experienced doctoral-level teaching assistant, undergraduate students enrolled in this workshop will receive ongoing support as they work through the stages of publication, from selecting a target journal to revising their drafts. Participants will attend an orientation and meet weekly with a group of their peers to receive feedback on their progress.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please fill out the following: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ah2fgJpJzy3ABRr

Writing Center staff with be in touch with you soon to confirm a time and place for the orientation. If you have questions, please email Mia at alafaireet@wisc.edu.

Senior Thesis Writing Groups

The Writing Center organizes small, student-led groups that bring together senior thesis writers from across the university. At welcoming and relaxed weekly meetings, seniors will share and discuss their research, drafts of their thesis, give and receive feedback, and hold each other accountable for making progress. A Writing Center instructor will attend the initial meeting for each senior thesis writing group, help the group decide its goals and meeting schedule, and be in touch with the group over the course of the academic year to offer advice and support. Consistent participation from each group member is key to a productive and enjoyable writing group experience.

If you’re just getting started on the research for your senior thesis or you’ve already begun drafting, this workshop is for you. If you’re interested in joining a group or just learning more, please RSVP for an upcoming orientation meeting by completing this short online survey: http://go.wisc.edu/5xkd9n.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend either orientation meeting, but would still like to be involved, please email Stephanie at srlarson5@wisc.edu.

6171 Helen C. White Hall

600 N. Park St.

608.263.1992

Writing Center Thesis Workshop

The Writing Center organizes small, student-led groups that bring together senior thesis writers from across the university. At welcoming and relaxed weekly meetings, seniors will share and discuss drafts of their thesis, give and receive feedback, and hold each other accountable for making progress. A Writing Center instructor will attend the initial meeting for each senior thesis writing group, help the group decide its goals and meeting schedule, and be in touch with the group over the course of the academic year to offer advice and support. Consistent participation from each group member is key to a productive and enjoyable writing group experience.

Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 6176 and Wednesday, September 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 6172 on the 6th floor of Helen C. White Hall. (You only need to attend one of these orientations.) If you’re interested in joining a group or just learning more, please RSVP for an upcoming orientation meeting by completing this short online survey: http://go.wisc.edu/5xkd9n.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend an orientation meeting, but would still like to be involved, please email Stephanie at srlarson5@wisc.edu.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Preparing an NSF-GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop Series

The Graduate School is running a series of workshops designed to help UW-Madison senior undergraduates and graduate students in the early stages of their graduate studies prepare a competitive application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. To learn more about the GRFP fellowship visit www.nsfgrfp.org.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS:

  •  Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

To register for these workshops visit the Graduate School website:  https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/workshops/

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Overview and Fellows Panel
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

This workshop is intended to be an informational session about applying to the National Science Foundation GRFP. It will give an overview of the application to provide prospective applicants (i.e. senior undergraduates or graduate students in the biological, physical, or social sciences) an idea of the amount of work involved and where to start. There will also be a panel of current fellows who will be able to answer questions about the process.

Writing Fellowship/Grant Applications
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

This workshop will provide an outline of the fellowship application writing process. We will cover how to take into account argument, organization, and style in preparing a fellowship application. We will also discuss how to adapt written applications to different funding audiences.

NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Union South, Northwoods

This panel will feature faculty members who have served as reviewers for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. They will share insights about the review process and tips on how to make your application more successful.

NSF Application Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.
For more information contact: Irina Diaz, Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Irina.diaz@wisc.edu, 608-890-0738

Graduating soon? Now what?!

Seniors, are you wondering what you might face after graduation? Have you applied to graduate or professional school and are anxiously awaiting to hear back?  Are you wondering what you can do next to explore your career options?

  • Attend our workshop (tailored specifically for life science and bioscience students!) to help you:
  • learn about resources and services you can use while you’re still a student to prepare you for post-college life
  • practice turning what you’ve done in college into awesome resume/interview points
  • turn your questions about careers/graduate school/professional school into practical action steps
  • get tips for the upcoming career fair
  • connect with academic, career, and pre-health advisors

Tips to Make the Most of your Senior Year

Thursday, September 14

10:30am-12pm

Biocommons (lower level of Steenbock Library)

*pizza will be provided!* 

RSVP at http://go.wisc.edu/a0830j – spots will be limited!  Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of all the resources UW-Madison offers to prepare you for post-graduation.

Writing Center

The following short-term, non-credit workshops are free and open to all UW-Madison students, faculty and staff.

How to Email Like a Professional

Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Because email is so convenient and seemingly casual, it’s easy to write too informally to faculty, teaching assistants, potential employers, advisors, supervisors, colleagues, etc. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, and we’ll have fun looking at examples of what NOT to do. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

 Intro to Résumés and Cover Letters

Wednesday, July 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Wondering what employers are looking for? Having trouble fitting your whole life onto one page? In this workshop, we’ll discuss what employers want in résumés and cover letters, as well as strategies for convincing someone to hire you. This workshop is for undergraduate and Master’s students applying for jobs and internships.

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Monday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Your cover letter can effectively demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. In this introductory workshop, we will consider general principles for crafting a cover letter. There will be time for your specific questions or concerns throughout.

6171 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park
608.263.1992

Med School Personal Statement Workshop

Writing the Medical School Personal Statement

Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this Writing Center workshop, we’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task.

Please pre-register at the following workshop link: http://go.wisc.edu/y1991g

Fulbright Workshops

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) 2018-19 is open and we will be having two workshops next week!

On Tuesday, the UW-Madison’s Writing Center is hosting:

Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: The Application Process
Tuesday, April 25
3:30-5:00pm
Helen C. White Hall
Register @ http://writing.wisc.edu/Workshops/Application_Fulbright_essay.html

On Wednesday, Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will hold a general information session:

FUSP Information Session
Wednesday, April 26
2:30-3:30pm
206 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to undergraduates graduating in December 2017 or May 2018, currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni. Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program must be U.S. citizens.

Full details on the campus process (and deadlines) are available @ http://go.wisc.edu/fusp

If you cannot make a session but would like to learn more, please contact Mark Lilleleht @ awards@iris.wisc.edu to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

Health Care Workshop

Attention all health care students, faculty, and pre-health students!
 
We would like to invite you to attend Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Practitioners and Students, a workshop being hosted by Diverse-OT and Veterans, Educators, and Traditional Students (VETS), two student organizations here on campus. With an increasing demand for and focus on providing culturally competent care, this event is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about military culture and health disparities amongst veteran populations. Students will attend an opening keynote presentation, followed by breakout panel sessions led by local veterans that will cover a wide range of military-related topics. 
 
All UW students are welcome to attend this free event, which will be hosted on April 22nd from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM at 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC). Breakfast will be provided! Please register at www.diverseotweb.com to save your spot! 
 
Please see the attached  flyer for additional information. Any questions/concerns can be directed to Brittany Lowen (blowen@wisc.edu). Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/242823642850664/ 
 

 

Find A Research Mentor Workshop

Would you like to gain research experience but are not sure how to start? Join the WISCIENCE Research Peer Leaders for a Find A Research Mentor Workshop on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Biocommons (lower level of Steenbock Library).
Come learn about resources for finding an area of research that matches your interests, learn how to write professional emails to faculty and what to include in your request for a research opportunity. The workshop will include a student researcher panel and activities to help you write better emails.
Please help us plan for the event by filling out a 3 question survey: https://goo.gl/forms/nb1e8w8iLXr638vy2

EPPA Scribe Program Workshop

Great providers don’t just diagnosis disease; they treat people. The EPPA Scribe Program will provide real case studies from their clinic and emergency medicine practices. The goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with a window into day to day clinical decision making and utilize a tool for thinking about clinical situations where ethical dilemmas may be present. The workshop is geared towards students interested in pursuing a career in health care, e.g. medicine, PA, etc. However, all students are welcome to attend.  Space is limited.

RSVP Here: http://go.wisc.edu/qjmbog.

Tuesday, March 7
5-6PM
Middleton Building, Rm 120