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Summer 2019 Writing Services

Stay on top of your summer writing projects with GC Writing Services! Spread the word to your friends, classmates, and chartered orgs!

We offer 45-minute writing consultations in room 3300.10 to help you figure out where your academic drafts need to go next in the revision process. To make an appointment, or for more information, click here.

 Join us for our Write Now meetups ​in room 3312 on May 29-31, 11am-4pm. (Think of these as an end-of semester writing marathon, your chance to beat the incomplete or to get a good chunk of summer writing done early.) Sign up here.

 Come to our time management workshop in room 3312 on June 17, 11am-1pm. Sign up here​.

 Drop into our companionable writing groups, held June 3-July 31 in room 3312. We’ll be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12noon. Feel free to come to as many sessions as you like, or to just one. More info is here.

 We are offering several options for remote writing accountability groups for students working on ongoing projects in June and July. For more information and to sign up, click here.​

Email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu with questions.

*To join our new Writing Services email list, click here, fill out the form, and check the “Writing Services” box at the bottom.*  

QRCC Summer 2019 announcement

The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/QRCC/index) provides students, post-docs, and faculty greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The QRCC provides support for researchers at any stage of research in four main areas: (1) project/research planning, (2) statistical data analysis, (3) statistical software programming, and (4) writing.

The QRCC center is located in 3204.04 and has new appointment slots for the summer during June & July!

Masters Thesis & Capstone Project Support Group

Masters Thesis & Capstone Project Support Group

Starts Fall 2019

Tuesdays: (Time TBD)

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Inez strama

This is a support group for masters students working on their theses & capstone projects at the Graduate Center.  Students from all programs, at all stages in the process are welcome.  You are not alone!  This is a space for you to work on your thesis/project with others students and to learn practical strategies in navigating the process.

You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

SCS Request for Services form current

QRCC Spring 2019 Appointments

The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/QRCC/index) provides students, post-docs, and faculty greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The QRCC provides support for researchers at any stage of research in four main areas: (1) project/research planning, (2) statistical data analysis, (3) statistical software programming, and (4) writing.

The QRCC center is located in 3204.04 and has new appointment slots for the spring semester:

Mondays (with Kalina) – 12:00PM or 1:00PM

Fridays (with Deepali) – 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, or 3:30PM

Additionally, you can stop by the open office hours between 2PM-3PM on Mondays.

You can view our calendar at https://goo.gl/PGVpZD to look for available time slots. If a time is available on the calendar, nothing is listed for that slot. In order to make an appointment, please email us at QRCC@gc.cuny.edu.

Looking forward to seeing in the spring semester!

QRCC team

Peer Review and Writing Accountability Groups 3/20-5/1 or 4/2-5/14

Sign up for GC Peer Review! Spread the word to your friends, classmates, and chartered orgs!

Are you a student working on an article, dissertation or master’s thesis? Do you want more structure for your writing process and feedback on your writing this spring? Are you looking for a friendly, small-group setting to workshop your works in progress? We want you for our GC Writing Services’ Peer Review Writing Groups! We’ll meet to share writing, provide feedback, offer mutual support, exchange tips on process, and help each other meet accountability goals. Students will share work and feedback on a rotating basis. Peer critique helps students develop methods to assess and revise their own work outside of the workshop.

You are eligible if you are currently working on an article, dissertation materials (prospectuses, chapters), or a master’s thesis.

Logistics:

  • Running
    • Tuesdays, April 2 – May 14, 6–8pm OR
    • Wednesdays, March 20 – May 1,  3–5pm (Participants attend either all Tuesday sessions OR all Wednesday sessions.)
  • Meetings will be held in room 3312.
  • We ask that each participant read and respond substantively (~2 pages) to about 20 pages of peer writing each week, and contribute 10 pages for peer critique every third week. Each participant should also plan to be present at each meeting.
  • Email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu with questions
  • Sign up here.

https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/events/gc-peer-review-late-spring-2019

Spring Writing Services

Writing consultations for Spring 2019 are now open. To learn about our services, click here. You can make an appointment (video here [youtube.com]) two weeks in advance. Consultations are available in person and remotely. Join our listserve to hear about writing events, tips, support, and future peer review groups! Sign up by clicking here and checking “Writing Services.”

Follow us on twitter: @gcwritinghelp

Spring Events
CFPAbstract Writing WorkshopTues, Feb 26, 6:00-8:00pm, room 3317

After a brief a presentation detailing some of the best practices of Call For Papers (CFP) answering and abstract composition, students will workshop their CFPs in peer editing groups. We ask that students bring a paper copy of the CFP and the abstract they’d like to workshop.

Presenting at a ConferenceTues, March 12, 4:30-5:30pm, room 3317

Your paper or abstract was accepted to a conference—now what? What makes for a good presentation? This workshop will help you turn your paper or abstract into an engaging and professional talk.

Returning to Academic WritingTues, March 26, 5:30-7:30pm, room 3317

This workshop is aimed at people who need a bit of a jump start to their academic writing—maybe you’ve been out of school for a while, are new to graduate studies, have taken some time off, or just feel a bit shaky on some basics. We’ll do a crash course on writing tips and set you up for paper writing success.

ReverseOutlining WorkshopTues, April 16, 3:00-4:00pm, room 7209

Learn how to create logical and organized structures for your already-written prose, and ensure a clear relationship between your stated argument(s) and the evidence your writing analyzes. This workshop will equip you to better revise your own work and to provide guiding questions for outside readers (writing buddies, family members, faculty advisers) from whom you may seek feedback on early stages of your drafts.

Revise a Seminar Paper into an ArticleThurs, May 2, 11:00am-1:00pm, room TBD

In this workshop, we will discuss the process of submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal.  Students should bring in work to revise for this purpose.

Write Now Companionable WritingBegins Tues, March 5, 3:30-5:30pm, recurs weekly

Join in person or remotely via google hangout to help keep yourself on track, share silent space companionably and hone a writing habit. The first meeting will be held in room 3312; all following meetings will be in room 3317. No RSVP necessary: just show up! To join remotely, contact us via email (writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu) or twitter (@gcwritinghelp) for digital access.

RSVP for our Spring Events here

Help with Writing — Peer Review Writing Group

Come to GC Peer Review!

Are you a Student working on an article, dissertation or master’s thesis? Do you want more structure for your writing process and feedback on your writing this spring? Are you looking for a friendly, small-group setting to workshop your works in progress? We want you! For our GC Writing Services’ Peer Review Writing Group! We’ll meet to share writing, provide feedback, offer mutual support, exchange tips on process, and help each other meet accountability goals. Students will share work and feedback on a rotating basis. Peer critique helps students develop methods to assess and revise their own work outside of the workshop.

You are eligible if you are currently working on an article, dissertation materials (prospectuses, chapters), or a master’s thesis.

Logistics:

  • Running
    • Tuesdays, February 5th – March 12th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, February 6th – March 13th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Meetings will be held in room 3317
  • We ask that each participant read and respond substantively (~2pgs) to about 20pgs of peer writing each week, and contribute 10 pages for peer critique every third week. Each participant should also plan to be present at each meeting.
  • Email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu with questions
  • Sign up here

 

Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC), Spring Office Hours

The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/QRCC/index) provides students, post-docs, and faculty greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The QRCC provides support for researchers at any stage of research in four main areas: (1) project/research planning, (2) statistical data analysis, (3) statistical software programming, and (4) writing.

The QRCC center is located in 3204.04 and has new appointment slots for the spring semester:

Mondays (with Kalina) – 12:00PM or 1:00PM

Fridays (with Deepali) – 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, or 3:30PM

Additionally, you can stop by the open office hours between 2PM-3PM on Mondays.

You can view our calendar at https://goo.gl/PGVpZD [goo.gl] to look for available time slots. If a time is available on the calendar, nothing is listed for that slot. In order to make an appointment, please email us at QRCC@gc.cuny.edu.

Looking forward to seeing in the spring semester!

QRCC team

Dec 4 | QRCC Factor analysis working group (mini-workshop)

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Time: 2:30PM-4:30PM
Location: C197

The factor analysis working group (mini-workshop) session is an chance to come together to discuss and address statistics questions around a specific topic. First, a brief overview of the topic will be presented by the statistical consultant(s), which will be followed by whole-group questions. Participants will be expected to bring their work with them (e.g., proposal narrative, research questions, brainstorming notes, laptops with software and data) in order to work through the data-related problem. The working group sessions are intended to be participant-centered and participant led. Individual support will be provided and key takeaways will be discussed at the end of the meeting. (more…)

Nov 15 | Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop

Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop

When: Thursday, November 15, 3-4:30pm
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9206

No matter what your field of research, you have expertise that is valuable to public discourse. But how do you connect with a broader audience? In this hands-on workshop, Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations at the Graduate Center, will teach strategies for getting your ideas published in mainstream media outlets. Learn how to connect your research to the news and get started with op-eds, letters to the editor, and more.

Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up today!
Facilitated by Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations, The Graduate Center

Tanya Domi is a multi-skilled public affairs professional who has worked for more than 20 years in the United States and abroad, with a particular expertise in the Balkans. In her day job, Domi works as the Director of Media Relations and Spokesperson at the Graduate Center, CUNY where she is responsible for promoting the scholarship and research of a highly distinguished faculty in the humanities and social sciences.

Domi also teaches international relations and human rights in the Western Balkans in the department of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and has been a faculty affiliate of the Harriman Institute since 2008. Since 1991, she has worked in public policy roles with respect to post-conflict development in the areas of media development, human rights, democracy development, economic development, human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.

Domi has been published in numerous popular media outlets, including The New York Times, The Atlantic Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, Al Jazeera America, The New Civil Rights Movement, Balkan Insight, Radio Free Europe, among many others.

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