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. 

Group 1: Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm (90 minutes of review and accountability) in CTL 116B. You can contact Anna Albert about joining this group. 

Group 2: Thursdays, 2:30-5pm (60 minutes of review followed by 90 min of writing) in CTL 117D. You can contact Carlos Hernandez about this group.

Group 3: Fridays, 1-4pm (1 hour of review followed by two hours of writing) in CTL M104A. The group is full; you can contact Pelin Kivrak about this group.


NSF Application Peer-Review Working Groups continue!

If you are applying for a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF and looking for a collaborative atmosphere for gaining feedback on your application, our peer-review working groups, facilitated by GWL Writing Consultants, are an excellent resource! We meet weekly in a small group setting to provide each other with constructive criticism and tips for improving your application essays. Group members are expected to provide feedback for their peers in addition to receiving guidance on their own work. Working in a friendly, welcoming environment, we meet our general goals of improving the quality of your NSF application and enhancing the overall clarity and effectiveness of your writing style.

Both groups started on Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm-7:15pm at SHM B222 (333 Cedar Street), and will finish the week of October 15th.

To learn more about these groups, contact Ashley Sizer.