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.

Mondays, 2:30-6:00 pm (90 min of review and an optional writing session) in CTL 116D. THIS GROUP IS CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. Contact Anna Alber about joining this group. 

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.

Fridays, 9-10:30 am (90 minutes of review followed by an optional writing session) in CTL M104A. THIS GROUP IS CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. Contact Daniel Eastman about this group.


Peer-Review Group for Master Thesis or Written Project Writers 

This group is open for all Master’s theses or Capstone project writers. In addition to providing a timeline, peer-support, and accountability, this group will help you complete your project by the end of April. 

Tuesdays, 4:14-5:45 pm (90 min of review) in Poorvu Center. THIS GROUP IS CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. Contact Emilie Egger about joining this group. 


Peer-Review Group for Writing a Dissertation Prospectus for Humanities 

The goal of this small working group is to offer you guidance and motivation during the process of prospectus development and to provide peer-feedback as you craft your drafts. During weekly meetings, you will take turns presenting parts of your prospectus, from outlines, to first drafts, to revised prose. You will comment and give suggestions on each other’s work and discuss obstacles in the writing process. The meeting day and time will depend on the participants’ preferences and availability.

The group will meet weekly starting the week of March 4th through May 10th. The meeting day, time, and location will be adjusted based on participants’ needs. Each meeting will be 75-90 min.

Please contact Ph. Laurence Gaillard if you are interested in joining this group.


Peer-Review Group for Research Paper Writing in the Biological and Health Sciences! 

This peer writing group will include students in Public Health, Biological Anthropology, Nursing, Medicine or a related field who are writing a research paper for publication. During every meeting, we will review 2-3 of our group members’ papers, and we will give suggestions and discuss obstacles in the writing process. Each person will also set a goal for their writing at the end of each meeting that we will check progress in at the beginning of the following meeting.

Meetings range from 75-90 minutes and take place from the week of February 4th through the week of May 6th at the Anthropology Department (10 Satchem Street), room 220.

Please contact Kendall Arslanian if you are interested in joining this group.


F31 NRSA Peer Review Group 

If you are looking for a collaborative atmosphere to get feedback on your NIH F31 Fellowship, 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 March starting the week of March 4th. The meeting day, time, and location will be adjusted based on participants’ needs. Each meeting will be 75-90 min

The location will be determined based on participants’ needs

Register here and contact Lauren Gonzalez at lauren.e.gonzalez@yale.edu with any questions.