Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Current Peer-Review Groups

Dissertation Writing 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 Graduate Writing Consultants, the participants take turns presenting parts of their chapters, from outlines to revised prose.  They comment and give suggestions on each other’s work, and they discuss obstacles and potential pitfalls in the writing process. After the first meeting, the groups can modify the time based on the participants’ availability.

Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 pm (60 minutes of review followed by two hours of writing) in CTL 118B.  THIS GROUP IS CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. Contact Pelin Kivrak if you have questions.

The GWL is also facilitating the peer-review groups for the Summer Mellon Writing-in-Residence Program.


NSF GRFP Application Peer Review Group 

If you are looking for a collaborative atmosphere to get feedback on your NSF GRFP Fellowship Application, join our Peer-Review Group facilitated by GWL Writing Consultants! You will meet weekly in a small group setting to provide each other with constructive criticism and tips for improving the Research Proposal portion of your application. Group members will be expected to provide feedback for their peers in addition to receiving guidance on their own work. You will not only improve the quality of your F31 application but will also enhance the overall clarity and effectiveness of your writing style in a friendly, welcoming environment! The spring NIH F31 Fellowship application deadline is fast approaching so sign up and get a head start on your application!

The group will meet every week in June and July starting after the NSF GRFP Application  Information sessions on June 5th and 6th. The meeting day, time, and location will be determined based on participants’ needs. Each meeting will be 75-90 min

Contact Lauren Gonzalez at lauren.e.gonzalez@yale.edu with any questions.