Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Honing Your Academic Writing Skills: Part 4


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

Are you returning to academia after a break? Is one of your goals this year to improve your academic writing? If so, we invite you to start the semester strong by attending the GWL’s four-part series on Honing Your Academic Writing Skills. In this series, we will cover: critically reading scholarly works and effectively taking notes; synthesizing your scholarly research; building your argument; and trimming and clarifying your prose. Register for the series or any workshop of interest to you. 

Intended Audience: Divinity School Students as well as other graduate and professional school students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Part 4 (Oct. 5): Trimming Prose for Clarity and Concision. Strong academic writing requires clear, simple expression. Yet, achieving that can be a challenge, especially when you are writing about complex principles and issues. Join us for this skills-based workshop where you will learn techniques to hone critical skills in writing clear, concise sentences and paragraphs. Among other things, we’ll work on eliminating unnecessary words and phrases, limiting jargon in prose, and using transitions to aid clarity. You will leave this workshop understanding how to achieve clarity in your graduate academic writing!

Register here.