Skip to main content

GWF's writing clinics @GRIC: Home

About

The Graduate Writing Facilitators (GWFs) provide academic English writing and oral communication support to graduate students across the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus @ the Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC) located in the General Library. GWFs also offer writing clinics about essential topics for graduate school success. On this guide we will share the presentations offered in each clinic. Stay tuned for updates!

Graduate Writing Facilitator

Angelia Caro's picture
Angelia Caro
Contact:
Biblioteca General
Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC)
Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
Call Box 9000 Mayagüez, PR 00681
(787) 832-4040

Graduate Writing Facilitators

Edcel J. Cintrón Gonzalez's picture
Edcel J. Cintrón Gonzalez
Contact:
Biblioteca General
Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC)
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
Call Box 9000 Mayagüez, PR 00681
(787) 832-4040

Graduate Writing Facilitator

Luisa I. Feliciano Cruz's picture
Luisa I. Feliciano Cruz
Contact:
Biblioteca General
Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC)
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
Call Box 9000 Mayagüez, PR 00681
(787) 832-4040

The Elevator Speech in Academic Context

Are you thinking of a way to impress your employer on the day of your job interview? Perhaps you want to make an impact on multiple companies at the annual job fair? Are you planning on visiting your top school for PhD and impress faculty members? Learn how to effectively present yourselves, your research ideas, and your curriculum in this interactive writing clinic. The clinic will allow participants to learn writing strategies on how to prepare an elevator speech and give space to practice it among fellow graduate students.

Revisiting the Basics: Grammar, Transitions and Clarity in Academic Writing

Clear, intelligible written communication in English is essential for success in graduate school and beyond. Whether you need to refresh some of the fundamentals of grammar, improve your writing process, and/or polish your writing style, this interactive workshop is for you! You will sharpen your writing skills by learning how to use proper grammar and transitional phrases to make your academic writing more effective and appealing to readers.

Sounding Academic: Audience and Tone in Academic Writing

Being able to identify your target audience is essential when addressing the public in presentations, writing professional letters and even networking emails. In this clinic, you will learn about style, tone, diction and voice which are crucial components in writing. Through hands-on activities, you will learn to quickly determine your target audience and assure the adequate approach.

The Writing Process for STEM Graduate Students

STEM students are not only required to successfully complete their research, they must also report their findings in clear, cohesive and appealing written reports. This clinic will discuss specific conventions and requirements for effective writing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We will address how to write the introduction, methodology, results, and discussion/conclusion sections of academic products such as abstracts, posters, and reports. Participants will improve their understanding of the writing process (from content selection and organization to editing and proofreading) for academic purposes.

Mastering Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are a common and acceptable means of knowledge dissemination in academic contexts. They help you promote your research, gather interest in it, and network with peers in your field. In this clinic you will learn about the poster designs appropriate for different fields of study, the process of preparing your poster, the importance of time management from design to production, and some of the programs available for poster design.

Literature Review Clinic

Your success in graduate school depends partly on your ability to critically read, summarize, and review relevant literature in your field. In this clinic you will learn how to search for, compile, and organize your sources in order to tell your own research story in a coherent, engaging, and appealing way. 

Integrating Supporting Evidence in STEM Writing

The workshop covers different techniques and strategies to effectively integrate academic sources into STEM based writing. Participants will learn how to select appropriate sources to support their research, how to incorporate these sources in their writing and how to cite them for academic audiences.

Abstracts Clinic

Abstracts are required for most projects graduate students will undertake during their academic and professional careers. In this clinic you will learn about the different types of abstracts that are commonly used in academia, the ones that are most pertinent to your discipline or field of studies and the steps that you should follow to produce a polished, professional and publishable informative abstract.

Contact Us!

GRIC UPRM's picture
GRIC UPRM
Contact:
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus
General Library
Graduate Research and Innovation Center
259 Ave. Alfonso Valdés Mayagüez, PR, 00681
(787) 832-4040, ext. 6229 or 2309
Website / Blog Page

Sponsor

Image of the TIGER logo

This activity is sponsored by the Transformational Initiative for Graduate Education and Research (TIGER), US Department of Education, Title V, Part B, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program (#P031M140035).

Logo of the Department of Education of the United States of America

 

Note: This guide was developed by Hilda Teresa Ayala González.