Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Current Peer-Review Groups

NIH NRSAF F/30/31 Fellowship Application Peer Review Groups Spring 2021

If you are looking for a collaborative atmosphere to get feedback on your NIH NRSA F30/31 application, join our Peer-Review Group, facilitated by a GWL Writing Consultant and NRSA Fellow! You will meet weekly in a small group setting to provide each other with constructive criticism and tips for improving your application essays. Group members will be expected to provide feedback for their peers in addition to receiving guidance on their own work. You will improve the quality of your NRSA application and enhance the overall clarity and effectiveness of your writing style in a friendly,

The groups will aim to start the week of February 8. All meetings will be virtual (via Zoom), and the meeting format and schedule will be determined based on participants’ needs. Meetings will be 60-90 minutes. The meeting day, time, and location will be determined after the first meeting based on participants’ needs. 

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RITM Dissertation Writing Peer Review 

The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration dissertation writing groups provide a space for doctoral students, in all programs and departments, who are writing dissertations on topics related to race, indigeneity, and/or transnational migration, to share their own work, and to provide helpful, constructive feedback to others, while making progress towards their degrees.

Beginning in mid-February, groups of 4-6 members each will meet weekly for 90 minutes, followed by voluntary group writing time. A facilitator from the Graduate Writing Lab will coordinate meetings and discussions. Participants are expected to attend consistently throughout the semester. Meetings will be held via Zoom and a link will be sent once the group is formed.

Applicants should be doctoral students who have an approved prospectus and are eager to share their work and receive feedback from their peers.

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Dissertation Writing in the Social Sciences Peer Review Groups

The goal of these small writing groups is to provide a forum for students to receive feedback as they work on a chapter of their dissertation with the guidance and motivation of their peers. During weekly meetings, facilitated by a Graduate Writing Fellow, you will take turns presenting parts of your chapters, from outlines to revised prose, as these drafts progress. You will comment and give suggestions on each other’s work, and you will discuss obstacles and potential pitfalls in the writing process.

The groups will be sorted according to the discipline/fields of similar interest. They will start on the week of January 28th and will meet every week. The meeting day, time, and location will be determined based on participants’ needs.

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