Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing Workshops, Seminars, and Panels

Benefits 

Throughout the academic year, the Graduate Writing Lab provides workshops, seminars, and panels featuring expert guest speakers that broach different aspects of academic writing. These events can help you enhance your academic writing skills, improve your grant and fellowship writing techniques, bolster your confidence in preparing presentations, posters, and publications, and provide answers to many questions related to your academic experience in the Graduate School. 

 Writing in my discipline

Events in this Series

Title Time Location
Applying to Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
CTL 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Concept Mapping for Academic Writing Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
CTL 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Writing a Prospectus in the Sciences: A Panel Discussion Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
CTL 120A
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Academic Job Search Series: Writing the Diversity Statement Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CTL 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Research Design in the Humanities and Social Sciences Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
CTL 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Creating Effective Slides Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
CTL 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Eligibility 

The Graduate Writing Lab programs are designed for graduate students and professional school students. However, we cordially invite Yale postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff to take advantage of these programs. All workshops are free and available to all who are interested within the Yale community.    

What to Expect 

We offer more than 80 workshops, seminars, and panel sessions each year. The format of the event varies from small-scale collaborative group work, to tips and practicum in larger group settings, to large-scale events with Q&A sessions. These events address critical skills Yale graduate students, professional school students, and postdoctoral students need to succeed as writers, researchers, communicators, and professionals but that are not usually addressed through coursework and traditional academic training. 

Our programming covers various aspects of the following broad topics:

  • Developing Your Academic Style
  • Writing in Academic Genres
  • Advancing Your Research
  • Research Management Techniques
  • Building up Your Grant Writing Skills
  • Writing for Publication
  • Communicating for Academics and Broader Audiences
  • Career and Professional Development

2017 Panel Event GWL

To Find Out More 

To find out more and sign up for these events, check your email for our weekly electronic Graduate Writing Lab newsletter! You can also check the Center for Teaching and Learning calendar regularly for updates.

Past Events in this Series

Title Event Topic Time
Academic Job Search Series: Applying for a Post-Doc in the Sciences Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Writing Research Proposals in the Humanities & Social Sciences Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Figure-Making in the Sciences Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
NSF GRFP Peer Review Group Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tips and Tricks for Productive Writing Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Fellowship Writing in the Sciences: Keys to a Competitive Application Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Writing Personal Statements in the Humanities and Social Sciences Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
NSF GRFP Peer Review Group Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Academic Job Search Series: Writing the Diversity Statement Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Information Session on the NSF GRFP: Science Hill Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm