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Graduate Student Writing Workshop: Making your argument

Wednesday, November 6 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Condon Hall, 260
1321 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR 97403

What are the qualities of a great academic argument (or thesis)? What’s the difference between your research question and your argument? What are some strategies you can use for defining your argument? And how do you know if you’re communicating it clearly to your readers? Dr. Johanna Seasonwein, a professional editor and former university instructor, will lead this hands-on workshop on how to define your research question, how to uncover your argument, and how to communicate that argument clearly to your audience. Please bring something you have written for an academic audience (whether for undergraduate or graduate work) to workshop with your peers.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Workshop, Free, Academic, Graduate, Academic Support

Departments

Graduate School

Target Audience

Graduate Students

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Liz Fairchild

Liz Fairchild left a review 11/5/2019

While the tools provided will undoubtably be useful in constructing my dissertation, I found the partner work process to be rather infuriating. As a theatre PhD student who predominantly studies science fiction, it wasn't very generative to discuss my work with a public policy MA student. Neither of us could relate to each other's projects and especially under the time constraint, this meant that peer work wasn't useful for either of us at all. I think this could be easily fixed by asking people to find someone from a similar field to discuss work.

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