Graduate students write a lot — proposals, papers, qualifying exams, dissertations, books, etc. Many graduate students also run a lot of statistical analyses for their research, which can range from tables and graphs to advanced models and inferential tests.
Sometimes it helps to have a scheduled time and place to write or analyze with peers who need to do the same thing. It also can help to set a concrete goal for each block of writing time or statistics time, and have the camaraderie of working with peers to help accomplish your goals.
The Graduate Division has reserved a two-hour block of time for graduate students to work on writing, from 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday in KL 397.
Students can just show up and start working, or they can check in, electronically, beforehand. Each student enters his or her writing or analysis goals on a spreadsheet before each session. The spreadsheet acts as a tool for planning, tracking progress and staying on track. A graduate writing tutor will attend each week and chat briefly with students at the beginning of the session to go over goals and tasks with anyone who would like to participate. The writing tutor will remain available throughout each session for questions and help.
Note: On Aug. 30, Sept. 27 and Nov. 25, the sessions will take place in the Grad Pad, SSB 350.
The check-in spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vwTmBEVOHknjyqgst_KwOGG_nRhBz6pl...
Hope to see you there!