Yale Graduate Writing Lab

http://ctl.yale.edu/writing/graduate

Yale Graduate Writing Lab workshops taught by Flynn Cratty.

http://ctl.yale.edu/people/flynn-cratty

Spring 2018 Workshops

  • Paper to Publication: Building an Original Argument. March 27, 2018 (4:30-5:30). CTL 121
    • This is part three of a five-part series designed to help graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences publish journal articles. In this session, we will cover topics that include identifying and developing a main argument, enhancing the main claim with sub-arguments, and building evidence convincingly. In earlier sessions, we covered how to make a plan for writing, craft a title, and position your paper within relevant literature. We invite you to bring a seminar paper that you would like to turn into a journal article. Intended audience: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Paper to Publication: Revision and Editing. April 10, 2018 (4:30-5:30) CTL 121
    • This is the penultimate session in our “Paper to Publication” series. In this session, we will cover how to revisit the structure of your paper, craft a good introduction and conclusion, and workshop your draft with colleagues. In earlier sessions, we discussed how to make a writing plan, craft a title, position your paper within relevant literature, and build an effective argument. Intended Audience: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tech Clinic: Zotero and Scrivener. May 9, 2018 (4:30-5:30). CTL M104A
    • Get ready for the summer with a one-on-one introduction to one of two powerful research tools: Zotero or Scrivener. Sign up for a 20-minute slot and indicate which program you would like to learn about. Show up at your designated time and Flynn will walk you through its basic (and some advanced) functions. Audience: All disciplines

Fall 2017 Workshops

  • Concept Mapping for Academic Writing. September 27, 2017 (4:30-5:30). CTL 121
    • Would you like to take better notes and organize your thoughts more efficiently? This seminar will introduce you to mind mapping, a method used to structure and visualize information. We will learn how to read and make mind maps, try some mapping software, and discuss how to use mind mapping as the basis for academic publications. Grad students of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. No prior knowledge of mind mapping is required (but bring your laptop).
  • Writing with Technology: Zotero and Scrivener. November 9, 2017 (3:30-5:00). CTL 120A
    • Would you like to remember more of what you've read, organize your research so you can find the things you need, and write papers and dissertation chapters more quickly? There's an app for that. This seminar is designed to help new and experienced graduate students develop an efficient research and writing workflow that makes judicious use of technological tools like Zotero and Scrivener. No prior knowledge is required (but bring your laptop). Intended audience: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Writing with Style. November 16, 2017 (4:30-6:00)
    • Every scholar needs to develop a writing style that allows them to write persuasively in a variety of venues. But how do you do improve something so fundamental? The standard rules and tips aren’t always helpful, but this hands-on workshop will teach principles and techniques that will help you write clear, readable, and even elegant scholarly prose. Plus, we’ll have snacks. Intended audience: All disciplines

Spring 2017 Workshops

  • Writing with Technology. Thursday, January 26 (4:30-6:00). CTL 121
    • Would you like to remember more of what you've read, organize your research so you can actually find the things you need, and write papers and dissertation chapters more quickly? There's an app for that. This seminar is designed to help new and experienced graduate students develop an efficient research and writing workflow that makes judicious use of technological tools like Zotero, Evernote, and Scrivener. No prior knowledge of these tools is required (but bring your laptop). Intended audience: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • How to Think Like a Journal Editor. Thursday, April 13 (4:30-5:30). CTL 119
    • You’re publishing a journal article for the first time and you’ve got questions. How do you select the right journal for your article? How do editors pick the reviewers that will evaluate your work? What should you think about negative comments in a review? You’re invited to a panel discussion with experienced journal editors that will help you understand the publishing process from the inside. Come and learn to think like a journal editor. Intended audience: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Public Speaking Clinic for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Thursday, April 20 (4:30-6:00). CTL
    • Does the thought of presenting your work in front of others make you anxious? Would you like to improve your presentation skills? Come to the Graduate Writing Lab’s Public Speaking Clinic! This activity-based workshop will help you build confidence, communicate your ideas clearly, and capture your audience’s attention. You really can become a clearer and more engaging speaker. All levels of presenters are welcome. Come ready to participate!