Writing for Graduate Supervisors: Challenges and Strategies

Date & Time

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
09:30 to 12:30


Room 261 - 1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC

Offered by

Theresa Rogers, Associate Dean of Faculty and Program Development, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Writing for Graduate Supervisors:  Challenges and Strategies

Presented by:

Anthony Paré, Professor and Department Head

Language and Literacy Education, UBC Faculty of Education

Wednesday June 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Room 261 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Given the ongoing interest in this topic, we are again offering this workshop* on supporting graduate student writing, one of the most important challenges that supervisors face. Even experienced, well-published scholars may have difficulty talking about the writing process and about the text itself.  Like other complex tasks, writing becomes automatic over time, so supervisors are able to produce texts without explicit attention to how they are doing it. This session is designed to help supervisors exploit this tacit knowledge in the supervision of their students.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of strategies designed to move graduate students through the early stages of writing and on to the more advanced stages of editing and revising.  We will consider ways to help students develop writing goals and plans, generate and organize ideas, consider readers and rhetorical strategies, and polish texts for submission.

*Please bring samples of your own students’ writing to share as examples of challenges you face in your discipline, and to discuss strategies for addressing those challenges.

We will also outline the range of resources available at UBC to support student writing.


Direct questions to host of session:  Theresa Rogers, Associate Dean of Faculty and Program Development, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: theresa.rogers@ubc.ca


Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.


RSVP by June 11, 2017