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 Hours||Required?||How do you document?|
|“Ahead of the Pack” development series||20||Yes||Upload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox|
You may attend the Writing Retreat as many times as you’d like but you can only count it towards the certificate one time.
|30||Yes||Upload completion certificate from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox|
|Elective Workshops and Development Series|
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|50||Yes||Upload completion certificates from REPORTER to Moodle Dropbox|
|Eligible Writing Workshops & Engineering Cafes||Workshops |
*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
*How to Write Concise Sentences
*Summarizing Your Work
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 || 12 hours (member)|
20 hours (organizer)
|Optional ||Submit reflections document via Moodle Dropbox|
|Qualifying workshops such as Peer Scholars Workshops||No more than six (6) hours ||Optional||Submit a reflections document via Moodle Dropbox|
|Attend Graduate Writing Center Consultant Training||8-10 hours ||Optional||Submit a reflections document via Moodle Dropbox|
|Professional Portfolio||Yes||Submit 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.
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).
 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.
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.
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