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Peer Feedback Workshop: Writing Effective Dissertation Introductions

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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The Graduate Studies Office of the School of A&H is excited to announce expanded writing resources this fall semester! Thanks to the success of our initial writing program launch and the helpful responses from faculty and student surveys, Linda Smith-Brecheisen will be adding more one-on-one Graduate Writing Consultations and 4 advanced writing workshops. Registration is required and must be completed the week before any given workshop. Slots go quickly, so sign up as soon as you can.

An introduction occupies the most important real estate in any document – it helps readers know what they are getting into and sometimes whether or not they even want to read the document at all.  However, writers often face challenges taking an idea they care deeply about and communicating the value of that idea to readers.  In this workshop, you’ll share a draft of your dissertation introduction with colleagues and we will discuss strategies to clearly communicate the scholarly intervention your work makes, and its significance for the field.  This workshop is for students currently working on their dissertations. Dissertation writing samples will be collected from and distributed to workshop attendees the week before the workshop and should be at least 2 pages, but no more than 15 pages.

Registration is limited to 8 students.

Writing samples due by Friday, November 12 at 9 a.m.

Registration closes Friday, November 12 at 5 p.m.

The workshop will take place on Teams on November 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed below) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Graduate Students


Career and Professional Development



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