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Writing for Graduate School is a Course

Writing for Graduate School

Ended Jul 2, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

May 21 - July 2, 2018


6 weeks


2 hrs/week



Course Type:





This free course serves as an introduction to Writing for Graduate School. While there are no prerequisites, the content of this course is best-suited to students preparing for graduate school. The six modules of this course will cover MLA and APA style, citing sources, the Writing Process, various writing activities you may encounter in graduate school, and how to improve your writing.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify essential elements involved in graduate level writing.
  • Identify resources to assist in supporting graduate level writing and research.
  • Ascertain what constitutes an academic resource.
  • Cite sources in both APA and MLA styles.

Target Audience: Students considering a graduate program, or students who have been accepted into a graduate program.

Course is offered by Colorado State University Online.

Course Instructors

Karla Perez-Velez

Karla Perez-Velez


Karla joined Colorado State University (CSU) in 2010 and has been in higher education for the last 12 years. Read More.

Her experience includes working at Coastal Carolina University, Western Kentucky University, and Colorado State University. She received Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University, her Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Northern Colorado in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.

Teresa Metzger

Teresa Metzger


Originally from Ohio, Teresa received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo. Read More.

She went to Appalachian State University in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina to earn her MA in College Student Development. Teresa has been Assistant Director of Residence Life at CSU for 11 years working with Academic Initiatives, Assessment, and Residential Learning Communities.

Hannah Caballero

Hannah Caballero


Hannah Caballero earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Idaho and an M.A. from Colorado State University in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL). Read More.

She currently teaches courses in the CSU English Department including CO 130, CO 150-ESL, CO 300, and literature. She also serves as a composition administrator to help develop composition curriculum and train instructors and graduate teaching assistants.