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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

Final Paper Series, “Write Like an Academic”

Are you writing academic papers for the first time in awhile? Are you looking ahead to the end of the semester? Have you forgotten what to do or how to do it?

Return to academic writing with the first workshop in our Final Paper series. In “Write Like an Academic,” Graduate Writing Consultants will lead participants in a discussion of academic style and argumentation.

Please sign up here to attend: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6TIyffVNbkcy9bX4yKACmo4x4_KjOVnHU-G7HzQq4-1XoDw/viewform

This workshop will be followed by four others, which participants are encouraged to attend:

November 20 “Ways to start”  – Bring your intros, abstracts and outlines

November 27 “I didn’t write over break” – Shut up and Write session

December 4 “The Draft” – Bring your in progress drafts for peer review

December 11 “The Final Push” – Shut up and Write session

Keep your eye out for future session announcements!

Stats center Fall 2018

Fall greetings from the Quantitative Research Consulting Center. Come in to talk about your semester projects, proposal, thesis, dissertation, or any other quant project. Services are available free to all members of the GC community (Faculty, MA Students, PhD Students, Post-docs) from any program. Please help spread the word about this new service at the GC.

 

New working group meetings

This Fall, the QRCC will host 2 themed working groups. Come meet other researchers working dealing with the same statistical issues and work together/get feedback on your work. Deepali will host a working group meeting on 28 November on geospatial statistics. Kalina will host a working group meeting on 4 December on variable reduction. Email qrcc@gc.cuny.edu to let us know you are interested.

 

Make an appointment

Email us at qrcc@gc.cuny.edu or fill out the form at https://qrcc.commons.gc.cuny.edu/contact-us/ to make an appointment. Tell us a little about your project and how we can help. Projects can be in any state from a nascent idea about starting a quant project to addressing reviewer comments. Appointments are available Tuesdays-Fridays in the morning, afternoon, and evening with one of our three consultants. Fall appointments are available until 14 December (just 8 weeks left!).

 

Open office hours

If you have question or to get started, drop-in without an appointment 12:00PM-1:00PM Monday-Thursday in room 3204.04 in the Ed Psych space on the 3rd floor.

 

Remote appointments

If you are traveling away from the city or working at another CUNY campus, we can do remote consultations over skype, email, or phone.

 

Grant support letter

If you are submitting a grant to the NSF, NIH, etc this Fall/Winter, the QRCC can provide a letter of support. We can also review any stats/analysis plan and give feedback. If you’d like a letter, make an appointment to orient us to our project and send your grant proposal for us to review. We are here to help and we hope that a letter of support can increase the competitiveness of the grant.