Our comprehensive academic writing program supports the production of final policy papers and theses at GRIPS and constitutes an introduction to writing a graduate research paper and becoming a fledgling practitioner of academic values and practices.
Academic integrity is a core concept guiding all educational and research activities at GRIPS. As representatives of their countries and organizations, GRIPS students are expected to carry out their studies with the utmost integrity. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her work at GRIPS is beyond reproach.
The Center for Professional Communication designs and administers a number of examinations for the GRIPS student body. Chief among these examinations is the GRIPS Placement Test of Academic Writing, which is administered at the beginning of the academic year to all students.
The Center for Professional Communication offers students individual face-to-face consultations with CPC faculty members. Students are welcome to consult with a faculty member regarding any writing assignment or any topic related to their studies at GRIPS.
International students at GRIPS will find a wealth of resources at the CPC to assist them with their studies at GRIPS. In addition to the compulsory components of the CPC program, experts from various fields are invited to GRIPS to guide students toward the goal of becoming competent communicators in both academic and professional realms.
Students in the domestic programs are not only offered assistance with their coursework in Japanese, but are also encouraged to participate in the international program courses. To facilitate this participation, the CPC offers counselling and a range of support for Japanese students in both English and Japanese.
During their extended studies at GRIPS, doctoral students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources made available to them in the CPC. These resources will assist doctoral students in producing a dissertation of the highest quality.
Students are encouraged to read sample papers and proposals from past GRIPS students so that they might better understand the standards of work expected of them at GRIPS. Care must be taken by any student using these materials to avoid plagiarism of the text or ideas.
This exciting certificate program brings renowned scholars from every corner of the world to share their knowledge with the students at GRIPS. The seminars in this program are open to all GRIPS students and are completely free-of-charge. Students who complete a certain number of these seminars will receive a certificate in advanced academic writing.
This sections offers a wealth of resources for self-guided study for students who wish to improve their academic and professional communication skills, including academic writing. Students should explore these resources to ensure that their work is of the highest caliber and to expedite the research and writing process.