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R3 Writing Seminar for Graduate Students

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 9:00 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year


It is important to develop a daily writing habit. Many of us would like to write more, however, don't know where to start or to establish a routine. This seminar series will feature people who experienced those same issues and will share their tips and tricks on how to overcome these hurdles. Individually and as a group, participants will find the method most valuable to them and use it to become productive, daily writers.
Acquaints students with established methods to overcome writing block and write productively. Introduces participants to realistic goal setting and achievement. Prepares students to structure their thoughts and bring them to paper in a reasonable time. Emphasizes the value of learning from others' work and helping others improve to constantly self-improve.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe established methods for successful writing planning, organization, and operationalization
  2. Implement a daily writing plan including self-set goals and accountability mechanisms
  3. Produce text outlines and drafts in daily portions according to the writing plan developed
  4. Employ methods to help revise own an others' text drafts
  5. Create text versions of acceptable quality for further use in theses, prose or publications
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 15% Participation
  • 15% Daily Writing Plan
  • 30% Peer Feedback
  • 40% Written Assignment(s)
Special Comments

This course is part of the JHSPH R3 Graduate Program Series.