Writing and Communication Skills

Graduate Writing Program

The Graduate Writing Program (GWP) supports graduate students from across the Rutgers community in their scholarly writing goals, from coursework papers to articles and dissertations. Based on expert research in composition studies, the GWP’s curriculum helps students master the genres and styles of academic writing. Additionally, students develop professional writing habits, including techniques for time management, goal setting, and resilience. Graduate students of all levels are welcome.

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Communicating Science

Doctoral students in science disciplines spend countless hours learning how to conduct cutting-edge research, but comparatively, little time learning to communicate the nature and significance of their science to people outside their field. To narrow this disparity we created an unusual course titled Communicating Science for doctoral science trainees at Rutgers University. Our goal was to help students develop an advanced ability to communicate their research clearly and accurately and to emphasize its value and significance to diverse audiences.

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Research Café

Research Café brings together the entire graduate student community of Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Piscataway campus to strengthen scholarly literacy and interdisciplinary research communication by providing a platform for budding researchers to connect with each other, share their in-progress research or scholarship, and benefit from peer feedback in a friendly and low-stakes setting. 

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