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Graduate Writing Institute

Graduate Writing Institute

Next session: TBD

The Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) provides an intensive, full-day writing opportunity for students seeking a structured writing space with access to support from CSULB faculty and writing staff, including individualized writing consultations.

The GWI is FREE for all CSULB post-baccalaureate students (credential, masters, certificate, doctoral) and undergraduate honors students. It is ideal for students completing a class paper, thesis/dissertation, research project, statement of purpose, writing sample, or résumé/CV.

The GWI format includes:

  • Structured writing space in a quiet, distraction-free setting;
  • Professional development in small-group seminars on quantitative and qualitative methods/data analysis;
  • Individualized writing consultation meetings to address specific writing needs including:
    • Literature review
    • Methods – quantitative and qualitative
    • Data analysis – quantitative and qualitative
    • Implications of findings/conclusion
    • Writing semantics, style, organization, clarity, argumentation
    • Thesis formatting

How to Register

Students may register for the Graduate Writing Institute by visiting the GSRC in Library 504. There is no charge to attend and free lunch/snacks will be provided. Students interested in registering are asked to visit the GSRC (Library 504). Space is limited.