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(All PhDs & Postdocs) Crafting a Persuasive Research Statement

When applying to Faculty positions, your research statement must convince a hiring committee that your research is timely, important, and fundable. This Meetup by Dr. Meg Formato from the Hume Center for Speaking and Writing will provide examples of successful research statements as well as exercises to help you explain your projects in concise, non-specialist language.

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(All PhDs & Postdocs) Academic CV Lab

The Academic CV Lab is an interactive meetup which gives you the chance to have your CV critiqued by other peers under the guidance of a career coach. There will be a brief discussion on general CV principles and a review of some basic sample resumes before breaking into small groups for feedback. A career coach will answer any questions that you may have regarding your CV. Send a copy of your CV to lchoy@stanford.edu one day prior to the lab so that copies can be made ahead of time.

Breakfast Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

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 a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Erica Cirillo-McCarthy, PhD, assistant director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, and lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Read Erica's bio

The Future of Reading and Writing

As digital media continues to impact and envelop reading and writing practices, how is it shaping the future of reading and writing? In this session we will consider critical literacy and text production among youth and their communities that is often overlooked, and share successful experiences with guiding youth to read and write the world around them in ways that are relevant to their own realities. The session will open with a lightning talk by educator Catlin Tucker.

Light reception follows from 7pm to 8pm.

Writing to Learn: Evidenced-Based Best Practices and Practical Activities to Enhance Students' Engagement in your Course

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?

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