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Writing Certificate At a Glance

Participants can earn the Graduate Writing Certificate through engaging in 100 activity hours, mostly based on “seat time,” or the amount of time that a workshop, series, or other event meets. The chart below details the requirements and eligible activities.

Certificate Requirement# of HoursRequired?How do you document?
“Ahead of the Pack” development series20YesUpload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Writing Retreat

You may attend the Writing Retreat as many times as you’d like but you can only count it towards the certificate one time.
30YesUpload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Elective Workshops and Development Series

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50YesUpload completion certificates from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox
Eligible Writing Workshops & Engineering CafesWorkshops
*How to Plan Your Journal Article
*How to Organize Your Journal Article
*How to Synthesize Literature Reviews
*How to Structure Results & Discussion Sections
*How to Craft Abstracts and Introductions
Engineering Cafes
*Writers’ Toolkit
*Lit Reviews
*User-Friendly Writing
*How to Write Concise Sentences
*Professional Emails
*Summarizing Your Work
*Dissertation Proposals

Note: New eligible writing workshops will be announced on our workshops page and via newsletter
Eligible Development Series*Early Stage Journal Article Development Series
*Late Stage Journal Article Development Series
*Grant & Fellowship Application Series
Note: new eligible development series will be announced on our workshops page and via newsletter
Graduate School online writing groups [1]

12 hours (member)
OR
20 hours (organizer)


Optional
Submit reflections document via Moodle Dropbox
Qualifying workshops such as Peer Scholars Workshops
No more than six (6) hours [2]OptionalSubmit a reflections document via Moodle Dropbox
Attend Graduate Writing Center Consultant Training 8-10 hours [3]OptionalSubmit a reflections document via Moodle Dropbox
Professional Portfolio
YesSubmit link to portfolio site to Moodle

For questions or to learn more about the writing certificate, contact Katie Homar, Director of Academic and Engineering Writing Support.

[1]You may participate in the writing groups as long as you would like, but you can only count 12 hours as a member, OR 18 hours as an organizer towards the certificate (the equivalents of participating for one semester as a member or leader).

[2] This is the equivalent of six one-hour workshops, three two-hour workshops, or three three hour workshops not facilitated by the Graduate School’s Professional Development Team.

[3]You must be currently employed as a graduate writing consultant at the writing center to attend this training. To apply and learn more visit their website.

Questions?

Visit Our Certificate FAQ page