July 10 & 11, 2014 | IS Building, Third Floor
iSchool Writing Workshop


One of the challenges that many PhD students face is to write clear and effective research documents. Writing is an indispensable part of research training, and it is a planning and communication tool in which every scholar should excel. 

This two-day workshop will primarily cover technical paper-writing (conference papers and journal articles) and grant-writing (reading and responding to RFPs).

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please review the documents section of this site for some suggested reading and resources or the schedule page for more information on the topics covered.

  • Research proposal writing
    • How to read Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
    • Using RFPs to outline proposal
    • Using RFPs to request letters of support
    • Citation and data visualizations to maximize space
  • Research paper writing
    • How to conduct a literature survey
    • How to organize papers
    • How to present supporting arguments
    • How to read and summarize papers
  • Grammar and style conventions
Organized by Dr. Yu-Ru Lin (Assistant Professor) and Alyx Cole (Director of Communications) at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences..