Upcoming Workshops for Independent Work

Friday, Jan 27, 2017
by Princeton Writing Program

Looking to chart a course for your JP or senior thesis? Attend one of the upcoming workshops for independent work.

Got Data? Start Writing! Strategies for Thesis Writers in the Sciences and Engineering

Are you working on a thesis in the sciences or engineering? Have you collected data? Then start writing right now!

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for learning how to:

  • Create figures that effectively capture your analysis of your data
  • Write a clear, concise explanation of your methods and results
  • Craft a compelling introduction and discussion that integrates the scientific literature

Wednesday, February 15
4:45pm-6:00pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall


From Research to Writing: Social Scientists, You Can Write Three Pages Today!

We know it’s hard to write when you’re still researching and collecting data for your independent work — but in fact, starting to write is the best way to jump-start your analysis, figure out the next steps in your research process, and begin piecing together your findings. In this workshop, we’ll guide you through strategies for analyzing your data, refining your emerging argument, and, yes, writing three pages today!

Bring a piece of your data: your field notes, interview transcripts, statistical output, or a primary or or secondary text that you have yet to analyze. Let’s start writing!

Thursday, February 16
4:30pm-6:00pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall


Read, Write, Repeat: Strategies for your Thesis/JP in the Humanities

Unsure of how to transition from researching to writing? Come to this workshop to get the semester off to a strong start.

We'll focus on:

  • Using digital workflow strategies to help speed up your process
  • Formulating and managing your writing goals
  • Reading strategically with a clear target
  • Using your research notes efficiently and effectively
  • Breaking down the big picture with a research calendar

You'll leave this workshop with a clear strategy for successfully completing your Thesis or JP in the Humanities.

Friday, February 17
2:00pm-3:30pm
East Pyne 161

Coffee and snacks will be provided.


Senior Thesis Funding: Crafting Your Proposal

Are you a junior planning to submit a summer funding proposal for senior thesis research? Come learn how to craft an effective proposal that makes the full potential of your project visible!

Note: This workshop is run by the Writing Center's Independent Work Mentors and complements the information session held during the same week by the Office of Undergraduate Research. OUR's info session will focus on the logistics of the SAFE application, designing a proposal budget, and understanding the funding process overall. Attending both is recommended!

Thursday, March 9
5:00pm-6:00pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall