Writing Resources and Retreats

WSC's Graduate Writing Room



OYF Dissertation Writers' Retreat December 7-8, 2022

Dissertation Writers' Retreats are two-day online events offered via Zoom. 

Dissertation Writers' Retreats are designed to provide Western PhD candidates with dedicated time for intensive writing. Participating in the Retreat can help you make significant progress in writing your dissertation and help establish good writing habits. The Retreat is an opportunity for participants to remove themselves from daily distractions and time demands to focus exclusively on dissertation writing. As well as dedicated writing time, there will be short check-in mini-seminars and support from expert writing advisors. Dissertation Writers' Retreats are a joint initiative of Western's Own Your Future program and Writing Support Centre.  

Dissertation Writers' Retreat Registration

Dissertation Writers' Retreat Schedule December 7-8, 2022

Contact Doug Campbell dcampb62@uwo.ca if you have questions or need additional information.


One-Day Postdoc Writers' Retreat

Postdoc Writers’ Retreats are designed to provide postdoctoral scholars with dedicated time for intensive writing. The Retreat is an opportunity for participants to remove themselves from daily distractions and time demands to focus exclusively on writing. As well as dedicated writing time, there will be short check-in mini-seminars and support from expert writing advisors. 

The next Postdoc Writers' Retreat is planned for Fall 2022. 

Contact Doug Campbell dcampb62@uwo.ca if you have questions or need additional information.

 


GradWRITE: Writing Handouts

Our general Writing Support Handouts contain explanations and examples of university appropriate English language grammar and style. 


Directory of University Writing Centres

Other university writing centres have their own sets of resources. If you have been through our site and are looking for further information or help, check out the following selected list: 

Style Guides

Western Libraries has created up-to-date Online Style Guides for academic citations and referencing. Several citation management systems are also available for all Western students, staff, and faculty; this web-based software can help you organize and format your citations.

Resources to get you started:

If you are looking for sources, Western Libraries' subject-specific Research Guides are a good place to begin your search.   

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Electronic Theses & Dissertation Repository site has resources to help you find all the information you might require in order to format and successfully submit your graduate thesis for examination and publication electronically.

Research Grants and Awards:

Western Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: SGPS

Western Society of Graduate Students: SOGS


Writing Support Centre