writing productively, clearly, succinctly, and in a style appropriate to your field and audience
As instructors, we know the value of assigning writing in our courses—it helps students grapple with new knowledge and learn discursive conventions in the field, and it helps instructors evaluate their students’ progress. But how exactly does completing a writing task help students learn? And do certain types of writing assignments help students learn better than others?
For Grad Students and Postdocs
Presenter: Mariatte Denman, Ph.D.
Writing effectively about your teaching is an important skill that you will need for the academic job search, grant submissions, and your future academic position. In this workshop, led by Dr. Mariatte Denman, from the VPTL, we will discuss a range of conceptual and organizational principles that will help you to organize your reflections and thoughts about teaching in order to write a compelling teaching statement. We will also analyze real examples of teaching statements.
How do you communicate the story of your research and/or area of study to the broader public? Learn skills to write for a general audience – whether you want to work effectively with writers and reporters, or write your own stories.
Kristin Sainani, PhD, Epidemiology, associate professor (Teaching), Health Research and Policy
What are some ways to reduce over-complexity in your scholarly writing? What is "prewriting" and "writing blind" and how can they help you write more effectively with less effort. These and other approaches will be discussed with two professional guests that have had a great deal of experience in helping PhD students improve their writing.
Hume Center writing tutors work with undergraduate and graduate students on all kinds of writing projects, from term papers to dissertations.
Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get just-in-time advice on your research statement from a Hume Center writing expert.
Sarah Peterson Pittock, associate director (Writing), Hume Center for Writing and Speaking
Grad students: Have you struggled with harnessing the time, motivation, or focus to turn your research and ideas into a finished written product? During this graduate skills workshop we will discuss effective techniques you can employ starting today toward the process of writing more productively.
Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields.
Many Stanford courses welcome graduate students from a variety of departments and programs. This list of current courses from Explore Courses appears to align with the Communication
The Advanced English Skills for Non-Native Speakers is a year-long, 3-quarter, curriculum strictly for postdocs that is taught in small group, intensive 2-hour weekly class sessions.