McNair/EIP Scholars Senior Seminar: Graduate School Preparation

GEN 391 R
Fall 2013
Tuesdays 3:30-4:50PM
Mary Gates Hall 228

Instructors: Dr. Gene Kim, Brooke Cassell, Jorge Martinez

Phone: 206-543-6460

Email: Jorge Martinez (mcnair1@uw.edu) / Brooke Cassell (mcnair2@uw.edu)

Office Hours: http://depts.washington.edu/eip/schedules.htm

Dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/uwmcnair/29403



Course Goals

The seminar strives to prepare and enhance students' preparation for graduate school.  By the end of the quarter, students will have the necessary tools to complete a graduate school application for admission.  In addition to offering a structured application process, we offer a supportive and interactive environment to help maneuver applying and attending graduate school.


Overall Themes of the Seminar 

Each seminar focuses on a key element of the graduate application process. The course is structured to tackle components of the application logically and chronologically.


Structure of the Seminar

This seminar begins with formal structures to complete basic tasks of the application process, later moving towards the more individual statement of purpose and curriculum vitae.  This seminar is also a forum for students to ask questions and share experiences with their peers.



Generally due by midnight the following Monday, assignments should be emailed to uwmcnair@uw.edu except where noted on the syllabus.


Support and Writing Group 

In addition to receiving support and feedback from instructors, students will be given the opportunity to share their own work and receive feedback from their peers.  This space will be a time to reflect on the following: What did I accomplish this week?  What will I do next?  What concerns, comments, doubts, and fears do I have?



This will be graded as credit/no-credit course.  Your credit will be determined according to the check system.  That is, your assignments will either be given a minus, a check minus, a check, or a check plus depending on the quality and effort made from least to greatest on the scale.  All assignments given a minus will need to be revised and resubmitted within 3 school days.  In order to receive credit, there shall be no minuses and no more than three check-minuses assigned to your work at the end of the course.



Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability.  Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for the course.  Late notification may cause the requested accommodations to be unavailable.  For more information about services available to students with disabilities, please contact Disability Resource Center in 448 Schmitz Hall.  Call them at 206-543-8924.


Course Schedule 

Please refer to the syllabus. 


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