The Professional Report (PR) is a committee-supervised, independently written policy analysis report, which takes a year to complete. The Writing Center offers a series of Professional Report seminars for currently enrolled LBJ School graduate students. Through lectures and collaborative activities, these seminars help students work step-by-step through every stage of the PR writing process.
Follow these links to learn more about the
PR process, PR deadlines for LBJ, PR template, and IRB process (if you are using human subjects).
Fall PR Meeting for December 2013 Graduates:
PR Meeting for December Graduates: Writing a Strong PR
Friday, September 13: 10:30-12 pm—SRH 3.314/3.355
You should attend if you are planning to graduate in December 2013 and are writing a Professional Report, whether you are registered for PR hours through LBJ or through another department as part of a dual degree. This session will cover writing techniques for long projects, abstracts, and successful literature reviews.
Fall PR Series for May 2014 Graduates:
1) MANDATORY SESSION: Introduction to the Professional Report for May 2014 Graduates
Friday, October 25: 12:15-1:30 pm—SRH 3.314/3.355
You should attend if you are planning to graduate in May 2014 and are writing a Professional Report. This is for all students completing the PR, whether you are registered for PR hours through LBJ or through another department as part of a dual degree. This session will introduce resources for completing the PR and will allow members of the PR cohort to meet each other. The session will cover basic information for successfully completing the PR, using the PR template, and meeting PR deadlines.
2) PR Seminar for May Graduates: Preparing to Write the PR
Friday, November 8: 12:15-1:30 pm—SRH 3.314/3.355
Description will be posted in early fall.
3) Five Research Tools Every Public Affairs Student Needs & How to Write a Literature Review
Friday, November 22: 12:15-1:30 pm — SRH 3.314/3.355
Head Librarian, Access Services & Public Affairs Librarian Stephen Littrell has put together a comprehensive, nimble portal for research in public affairs. Come and learn how best to use the research tools he has compiled. Stephen will teach you strategies and review resources. This is a vital seminar for anyone who has not yet conducted in-depth, graduate-level research in public affairs. In addition, this seminar will offer guidelines for drafting literature reviews.