Short scenes with real writers and writing consultants illustrate strategies for addressing common graduate writing issues
Supporting the Growth of Graduate Writers: A Film offers short scenes to capture the work of real graduate writers and writing consultants. Each scene has been collaboratively written to represent common issues graduate student writers face. Each scene also includes specific strategies writing consultants can use to help graduate students grow as writers.
Writing consultants will learn how to help writers adapt to the complex academic, psychological, and social demands of graduate writing. Supporting the Growth of Graduate Writers also helps consultants to use the demands of unfamiliar genres and disciplines to develop a posture of openness and humility.
Scene topics include:
● supporting novice graduate students
● strategizing revisions
● conducting literature reviews
● developing genre knowledge across disciplinary boundaries
These stand-alone scenes can be viewed in any order, making them adaptable to a variety of writing consultant training programs. Writing consultants can also watch the scenes independently to improve their practice.
Talinn Phillips is Associate Professor and former Director of the Graduate Writing and Research Center at Ohio University.
Rachael Ryerson is Associate Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University.