Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing Workshops, Seminars, and Panels

Benefits 

These writing programs and events are targeted to address critical skills needed to succeed as professionals but that are not usually addressed through coursework and traditional academic training. All workshops are free and available to all who are interested.

Writing program fliers

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 .

Events in this Series

Title Time Location
Giving an Engaging Presentation (WEST CAMPUS) March 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Yale School of Nursing (YSN) 11706
Essentials of Academic Writing: Master the Principles of Scientific Writing March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm CTL 120C
Poster Preparation and Template Development March 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm Anthropology Room 105
Information Session for Prospective Graduate Writing Lab Applicants April 4, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CTL M104A (second floor)
Publishing Your First Article April 5, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm CTL 121
Public Speaking Clinic for Science Students April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm CTL 121
Designing Effective Slides for Your Next Presentation April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm CTL 121

What to Expect 

Throughout the academic year, the Graduate Writing Lab provides workshops, seminars, and panels of speakers discussing 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.

We offer events on the following topics:

  • On Writing Strategies
  • Dissertation Writing Programs
  • Workshops on Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Writing for Publication
  • Grant and Fellowship Writing
  • Advanced Writing Topics

Panel and audience at writing event.

Past Events in this Series

Title Time Location
CV and Cover Letter Workshop March 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm CTL 121
Essentials of Academic Writing: Strengthen Your Sentence Structure March 8, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm CTL 121
How to Write an Effective CV and Cover Letter March 7, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm CTL 120A
Essentials of Academic Writing: Expand Your Academic Vocabulary February 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm CTL 121
How to Write a Research Paper: Submitting & Responding to Editors February 27, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
Your Elevator Speech in Writing: Abstracts for Dissertations, Articles, and Conferences February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm CTL 121
How to Write a Research Paper: Titles, Abstracts, and Figure Legends February 20, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
Proper Citation in the Humanities and Social Sciences February 15, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm CTL 120C
Figure-Making in the Sciences February 15, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm ESC 110
How to Write a Research Paper in the Sciences: Creating a Discussion February 13, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
Writing Book Reviews February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm CTL 120C
Literature Reviews and Your Research February 9, 2017 - 3:00am to 5:15pm CTL 121
How to Write a Research Paper in the Sciences: Results and Methods February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
Creating Your First Research Website February 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm CTL New Space, room 201
Prospectus Writing in the Humanities February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm CTL M104A (second floor)
Prospectus Writing in the Social Sciences February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm CTL M104A (second floor)
Principles of Grant Writing (WEST CAMPUS) February 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm WEST CAMPUS: Yale School of Nursing, YSN 11706
How to Write a Scientific Research Paper: Crafting a Great Introduction January 30, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
Writing with Technology: Scrivener, Evernote, Zotero January 26, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm CTL New Space, room 121
Writing a Prospectus in the Physical Sciences: A Panel Discussion January 25, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm Environmental Science Center, ESC 110
Writing a Prospectus in the Biological Sciences: A Panel Discussion January 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM I-116
Preparing the NIH F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship (NRSA) January 20, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM B-145
Writing Personal Statements for Fellowships and Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences January 19, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm CTL New Space, room 120 (first floor)
Crafting Effective, Professional Emails (Webinar) December 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm Online (Zoom software - see registration link)
Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing: Submitting Your Manuscript for Publication December 7, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119
How to Write a Research Paper: Submitting & Responding to Editors December 6, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
Creating an Excellent LinkedIn Profile (Webinar) December 3, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:15pm Online (Zoom software - see registration link)
How to Present Engagingly December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Watson Center, A53
Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing: Structure, Revision, and Editing November 30, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119A
Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing: Revision and Editing November 30, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119A
How to Write a Research Paper: Titles, Abstracts, and Figure Legends November 29, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
Writing with Style November 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119B
Creative Connectivity, Quinnipiac University's 6th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing November 18, 2016 - 9:00am Quinnipiac University, Mt. Carmel Campus
Writing a Master's Thesis November 17, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 117a
Choosing a Journal for Publication of an Article November 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am Library classroom Room 07
How to Write a Research Paper in the Sciences: Creating a Discussion (TOMORROW!) November 15, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
How to Write a Research Paper: Creating a Discussion November 15, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
Proper Citation: Incorporating References into Your Writing November 9, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM I-116
Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing: Reading and Note-Taking Strategies November 9, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119
How to Write an Effective Reference Letter (Webinar) November 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm Online (Zoom software - see registration link)
Fundamentals of Scholarly Writing: Using Yale's Libraries and Resources November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119B
How to Write a Research Paper: Writing up Results and Methods November 1, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
Concept Mapping in Academic Writing November 1, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 217A
Choosing an Open Access Journal for Publication of Your Paper October 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), room C27 (computer classroom)
Choosing a Dissertation Topic in the Humanities October 26, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm William L. Harkness Hall, room 309
Writing a Review Paper in the Sciences October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM I-304
Conferences: From Proposal to Presentation October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119 B (McDougal Center)
How to Write a Scientific Research Paper: Crafting a Great Introduction October 25, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sage Hall, room 24
Workshop Your Writing for the NSF GRFP October 17, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119
Prospectus Writing in the Social Sciences October 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Luce Hall, 203
Writing a Prospectus in the Sciences: A Panel Discussion October 12, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM I-116
GWL Open House for Public Health Students October 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm LEPH 103
Peer-Review Group: Writing a Dissertation Chapter in the Humanities October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 211
Writing a Dissertation Prospectus in the Humanities October 5, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119 B (McDougal Center)
Principles of Scientific Writing October 4, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM C-103
NIH Fellowship Information Session October 3, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM B-145
Critical Reading Strategies for Scientists September 28, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Sterling Hall of Medicine, SHM I-116
Tools and Technology for Productive Writing September 28, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119 B (McDougal Center)
Applying for Postdocs in the Humanities and Social Sciences September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), room 211
Introduction to EndNote Web September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm 17 Hillhouse Avenue, room 07
NSF GRFP Info Session with Dean Sleight (Science Hill) September 22, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Osborne Memorial Laboratory (OML) 202
Writing Personal Statements and Research Proposals for Academic Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences September 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119
NSF GRFP Info Session with Dean Sleight (Medical Campus) September 20, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm The Anylan Center (TAC) N107
Tips and Tricks for Productive Writing September 20, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm TBD
Preparing Post-Doc Applications in the Sciences: Tips for Writing Your Cover Letter and Research Statement September 19, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Kirtland Hall, room 207
Searching and Applying for Fellowships and Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Hall of Graduate Studies, HGS 119
How to Write a Winning Fellowship Application in the Sciences September 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm ESC (Environmental Science Center), room 110

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.