Preparation for Graduate School Summer Writing Workshop
Section One Non-Credit ($1,000 fee) / Section Two: 2 credits
Summer Session II: July 5 – August 12, 2011
Professor Amber Musser
This course introduces incoming and first-year graduate students to the ins and outs of academic writing. We’ll cover some of the specific forms and styles that graduate students routinely encounter, including proposals and abstracts, book reviews and lit reviews, critical essays and research papers. We’ll also seek to demystify the writing process by discussing some of the practical problems that writers face and breaking down the process into manageable tasks at each stage.
Because this course is a practical, hands-on workshop, it will be centered around what you write from week to week, as well as in-class writing activities including peer review, feedback, editing, and discussion. Readings will consist of short articles on particular aspects of writing, and examples of the genres we are working with.
Aside from the writing you produce during the course, you should also have a longer paper that you would like to revise, either something in progress or previously written for another course. It doesn’t have to be a fully polished piece but it should have a recognizable shape with introduction, body and conclusion fleshed out. In case you do not have a suitable paper available, we can make other arrangements.
NYU Students can register directly on Albert.
Non-NYU students, please see the summer session website for more information on how to enroll: http://www.nyu.edu/summer/2011/summerny/enroll.html
Contact the Draper Program at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.