Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Writing Skills & Strategies (Divinity School Series)


Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

With the semester more than half over, research paper due dates are coming up fast. If you feel you could use some guidance on writing your academic paper, we invite you to join us for the GWL’s three-part series on Academic Writing Skills and Strategies for Divinity School Students. In this series, we will cover: critically reading scholarly works and effectively taking notes; synthesizing your scholarly research; and building your argument. Register for the series or any workshop of interest to you. Intended audience: Divinity School students and other graduate and professional school students working on research papers for classes or seminars. Part 1: (March. 23) Critical Reading and Interactive Note-taking Strategies. In this workshop, we will cover tips for selecting appropriate resources, the process of reading and evaluating your sources, and effectively taking notes. Part 2: (March 30) Literature Synthesis. Synthesizing literature can be challenging as you work to find connections among various sources and to articulate general principles from a number of authorities. This workshop will teach you how to synthesize your wealth of sources and avoid unconnected analyses. Part 3: Building Your Argument. We will cover structuring an argument, supporting an argument with reasons and evidence, and rebutting opposing arguments. Activities during the workshop will give you an opportunity to apply the skills and techniques we discuss.

Register here.