Fall 2020 Workshops

All students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

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Personal Statement for Non-Native English Speakers - September 29 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza, faculty in the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES), will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement suited for various kinds of fellowship applications. Participants will be invited to attend Writing Sessions later in the semester where community, time, space, and assistance will be provided to help with strengthening writing skills and revising draft documents.

Copy Editing Workshop - September 29 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Copy editing is the process of revising written material to improve readability and fitness for its purpose, as well as ensuring that text is free of grammatical and factual errors. One of the best ways to become better at proposal writing is to have your work critiqued by a professional copy editor. However this can be expensive, especially for research and creative proposals. This workshop will follow Mike Mitchell from the FSU Office of Research Development as he copy edits the proposals of two current doctoral students LIVE during the workshop and discusses the reasoning behind each edit, providing examples to improve your own proposals, without the need to hire an editor.

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