WRI 504: Write to Publish in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Open to enrolled students from all years and all departments in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Given the workload, students who are currently preparing for general examinations are asked to apply for the course at a later time.

Although focused on revision of completed research for publication, the course is also open to students looking for strategies and structure to aid in the completion of incompletes. To that end, the course will be equally useful for students who are still figuring out how to best navigate the balance of research and writing. Students who are preparing writing samples for the job market are also warmly welcome to apply, as are students who want to convert a BA/MA thesis into a scholarly article.

How do you transform a seminar or conference paper into an article for publication? This seminar guides you through the process. Working with an interdisciplinary cohort of peers, apply proven methods to your own work. In addition to classroom time dedicated to learning specific article-writing skills, participants form an accountability group to help meet milestones in drafting and revising between sessions. Individual conferences with the course instructor provide additional opportunities for detailed feedback. Develop productive, sustainable writing habits and finish the semester with a completed article for submission.


For more information about WRI 504, please contact Emma Ljung.

2023-24 Courses

Spring semester

Friday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Meets Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 1, Mar 22, Apr 5, and Apr 19.

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