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Writing Resources


Writing Resources

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The goal of the Writing Resources Office is to provide superlative writing-related assistance to students in the BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. From outlining and brainstorming to proofreading and APA formatting, we offer programs specifically tailored to the kinds of writing tasks you will be facing in the School of Social Work.

We also offer assistance to faculty and staff with any of the tasks associated with writing assignments, including assignment development, tips and tricks for speedy grading, anti-plagiarism measures, and writing issues with online courses.

Our scheduling software is back online, so click on the links under the "Get in Touch" to access Dr. Kilgore's appointment calendar.

One-on-One Consultations

Appointments Available During All Summer Terms!

Dr. Kilgore is available to discuss any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to proofreading and APA style. Use the links under "Get In Touch" (to the right) to schedule in-person or virtual-office appointments, or request an email appointment.


Upcoming Presentations: Summer 2019

  • The Write Stuff Tips, tricks, and strategies for preparing, drafting, and revising your social work papers -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore
    • Th 6/6 Write Stuff 12:30-1:30p Online Webinar
    • W 6/12 Write Stuff Noon-1p Online Webinar
    • Th 6/13 Write Stuff 5:30-6:30p Online Webinar
    • W 7/8 Write Stuff Noon-1p Online Webinar

      For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Canvas Conferences below.

 

  • Surviving Integrative Seminar Part 1: Write That Integrative Paper! This presentation covers vital issues in preparing a successful Integrative Paper, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore
    • Th 6/6 Integrative Part 1 5:30-6:30p Online Webinar
    • T 6/11 Integrative Part 1 5:30-6:30p Online Webinar


For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Canvas Conferences below.

  • Write That Policy Paper! Vital issues in preparing a successful policy analysis (and other genres), including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore and Social Science Librarian Brooke Troutman.
  • Hit the Library: An overview of library resources, including the basics and more advanced information for social work papers -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore and Social Sciences Librarian Brooke Troutman.
  • Professional Writing for Field: An introduction to common writing tasks in a professional context.  From sending email to keeping adequate notes and records, writing tasks are everywhere.  This presentation covers not only how and what to write, but also when to write, and to whom - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.
  • Write That Case Study! This presentation is intended for anyone who might need to write a case study, and covers issues in preparing a successful document, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.
  • Write That Assessment Paper!  This presentation, offered for the first time for the Spring 2019 term, is intended for anyone who might need to write a client assessment or a community assessment, and covers issues in preparing a successful document, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.
  • Write for That Research Class! This presentation is intended for students in research courses who will be completing a research-oriented writing assignment -- including (but not limited to) the Research Proposal and the Single-System Research Design. We will cover vital issues in preparing a successful document, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.
  • APA Style for Social Work: An overview of APA Style, including the basics and more advanced information for social work papers - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.
  • Surviving Integrative Seminar Part 2: Revise That Integrative Paper! This presentation is intended for students in Integrative Seminar, and covers issues related to the revision process, including how to use MS Word's Track Changes feature to create a final document -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore
  • A Crash Course in Lit Reviews This presentation is intended for students who will be completing a literature review. We will cover the likely audience and argument of the lit review genre, and some library strategies for generating an adequate collection of articles -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore and Social Sciences Librarian Brooke Troutman.

    Live presentations of this material will be included in the "Write for That Research Class" sessions (see above), but there is also a recorded version of the full lit review presentation, which can be accessed using the same instructions for Accessing Presentations in Canvas Conferences below.



Online Resources

A Writing Guide For Social Work
This guide provides a comprehensive resource for writing in the Social Work discipline.

Click here to get started!

Other Online Resources:

Services for Instructors

  • Individual Consultations: Feel free to make an appointment or just stop by to discuss anything related to writing instruction, including assignment design and specific student issues (e.g. plagiarism).
  • In-class Presentations: I’m available to talk directly to your class about anything writing-related. Send me an email to make a plan!
 

Accessing Presentations in Canvas

  1. Log into Canvas at https://uta.instructure.com
  2. Social Work Student Success and Advising should appear next to your other courses by the morning of Tuesday 6/4.  Click that.  (NOTE: if it’s after 6/4 and you still don’t see this Canvas section, search your UTA email -- you should have an invitation to join the organization.  If you do not see that, contact Chris Kilgore at chriskilgore@uta.edu).
  3. Look for the link on the left that says Conferences.  Click that. 
  4. The presentation should appear in the list of “New Conferences” about half an hour before it is scheduled to begin.  Click Join to enter the webinar!

If you have trouble using Canvas, you can call the Canvas Support Hotline at 1-855-597-3401

Summer 2019 In-Person and Virtual Office Hours

Monday
  • 9am-12:30pm, 1-5pm
Tuesday
  • 9:00am-12:30pm, 1-6pm
Wednesday
  • 9am-12:30pm, 1-4:30pm
Thursday
  • 9:00am-12:30pm, 1-4pm
Fort Worth Center: 4:30-6pm
Summer Fort Worth Center hours begin on Thursday, 6/6
 Friday
  • 9am-12:30pm, 1-5pm